<center>Rangers' Log</center>

During the period of April 12-18, U.S. Park Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park responded to the following incidents:

Saturday, April 12

o Rangers responded to a noise complaint near the entrance to Randy Thompson Drive involving three loud vehicles. The vehicles were gone upon rangers’ arrival.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Yavapai Lodge of a man (age not reported) complaining of chest pain. The man was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o An emergency medical call was taken on the South Kaibab Trail of a 64-year-old man who was having difficulty. A Phantom Ranch ranger responded to Tip-Off and found the man to be suffering from an "altered level of consciousness and profound exhaustion." The man was flown out to the South Rim and transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

Sunday, April 13

o An emergency medical call was taken at Maswik Lodge of a woman (age not reported) who struck her head on the bottom of a stairway leading to a second level. The woman refused treatment.

o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 52-year-old man complaining of dizziness and nausea. The man refused treatment and planned to visit Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic in the morning.

o Rangers responded to a report of a fire at milepost 253 on Desert View Drive. The fire, which was allegedly set by an individual, was not found.

o Rangers responded to a report of the smell of smoke coming from within the Xanterra engineering building. The source of the smell turned out to be a radio battery charger.

o Rangers responded to a report of a missing 12-year-old girl in front of Verkamp’s. The girl was found by her parents east of Verkamp’s on the Rim Trail shortly after rangers arrived.

o Rangers responded to a report of a missing 71-year old "travel companion." The person (sex not reported) was found with ranger assistance.

o Rangers responded to a report of verbal threats made to hotel employees at Maswik Lodge. The man was upset because housekeeping staff entered his room while he was still occupying it. Rangers issued a verbal warning because the man was departing the park immediately.

Monday, April 14

o An emergency medical call was taken at Hopi Point of a 7-year-old boy who suffered a ground-level fall. The boy suffered a bloody nose and lip with cuts on the inside of his mouth. Medical treatment was refused.

o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 2-year-old boy who had stuffed a peanut up his nose. Rangers were unable to retrieve the peanut and the parents planned to take the boy to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o Rangers responded to a report of a Tusayan man who was allegedly making threats to a woman and assaulted another person. The man was reportedly intoxicated and allegedly told a female he was going to get a shotgun and shoot her. Other residents reported the man tried to "choke out" another person and was being disruptive all night. Coconino County Sheriff’s deputies and NPS rangers were unable to locate the reporting party or the suspect.

Tuesday, April 15

o Rangers responded to a report of a missing 11-year-old boy. The parents said the child disappeared while they were walking from Maswik Lodge to the Rim Trail. The boy was found before rangers arrived on scene.

o Rangers issued a warning at Maswik Lodge to an 80-year-old man who was dressed as a cowboy with a gun hanging from his holster. Rangers found out the firearm was plastic and he was warned about the seriousness of his actions.

o Silas Ray Jones, 18, Ganado, was arrested for minor consumption of alcohol and disorderly conduct outside Victor Hall. Rangers reported that Jones was attempting to enter a room without permission and was trying to fight another intoxicated male outside the room. After the arrest was made, Jones allegedly struggled with rangers, spit on a patrol car windshield and cage, kicked windows with his feet and butted windows with his head. Later in holding, the man allegedly tore his shirt off and screamed, urinated on the floor and "was generally unpleasant."

o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 62-year-old woman with abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. The woman was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 52-year-old man who burned his fingers. The man was cooking with hot oil which splashed across the top of his fingers. He suffered first- and second-degree burns to four fingers. The man refused ambulance service and chose to transport himself to Flagstaff Medical Center.

Wednesday, April 16

o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 48-year-old man with no feeling in his left arm, left torso and left leg. The man was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o An emergency medical call was taken outside the Yavapai Lodge gift shop of a 40-year-old woman who suffered a ground-level fall. The woman, who suffered a broken ankle, was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 49-year-old woman with finger pain. The woman, who slammed the finger in a trash dumpster lid, was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o Rangers responded to a report of an intoxicated man knocking on a visitor’s door at Maswik Lodge. Rangers were unable to locate him.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic of a 62-year-old woman with a fractured hip. The woman was transferred from the clinic to the Grand Canyon helibase, and then to Mayo Clinic via Guardian Air.

Thursday, April 17

o Rangers responded to a report of marijuana left behind by a terminated local employee. Approximately a quarter ounce of marijuana was found in Victor Hall.

o Rangers responded to a report of a 42-year-old man (name withheld, no report of any charges) exhibiting threatening behavior around fellow employees and visitors.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Phantom Ranch of a 32-year-old woman with gastroenteritis. The woman was evaluated and assisted.

Friday, April 18

o Michael McDonald (age not reported), Grand Canyon, was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Coconino County.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Maswik Lodge of a 7-year-old child (sex not reported) with eye irritation. The parents planned to take the child to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic in the morning.

o Rangers responded to a report of a disoriented woman believed to be in Coconino Apartments. A woman was not found and the search called off.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Kolb Seep of a 32-year-old woman with fatigue, dehydration and other problems. The woman, on a rim-to-rim hike, was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

(Note: Rangers’ Log based on ranger shift briefings; the Grand Canyon News cannot guarantee all incidents were reported).

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