Man from Idaho dies in Canyon

A 72-year-old Idaho man collapsed and died on the Bright Angel Trail last week while on a day hike to Indian Gardens.

Jack Mayfield, of Osburn, and a companion were returning that afternoon from the four and a half mile hike and were about a quarter of a mile below Mile and a Half House when Mayfield went down.

Rangers were alerted by a 911 cell phone call and arrived to find a Good Samaritan performing CPR. They took over but could not revive Mayfield. He was carried by litter a quarter of a mile to a helicopter at Mile and a Half House and transferred to the South Rim helibase, then to the Coconino County medical examiner's office.


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