Officials identify hiker who died on North Kaibab Trail

47-year-old Andrew Sammler of Lancaster, Ohio unresponsive to CPR

Hikers below Supai Tunnel on the North Kaibab Trail. Photo/NPS

Hikers below Supai Tunnel on the North Kaibab Trail. Photo/NPS

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Officials have identified a man who died while hiking the North Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon as 47-year-old Andrew Sammler of Lancaster, Ohio.

On July 11 at 2:20 p.m. the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a 911 call from a visitor reporting CPR in progress on a male hiker on the North Kaibab Trail, approximately one half mile from the trailhead.

National Park Service personnel responded to the scene and continued CPR, however all efforts to resuscitate Sammler were unsuccessful.

Sammler was hiking with three other people up the North Kaibab Trail at the time of the incident.

The National Park Service, in coordination with the Coconino County Medical Examiner, is conducting an investigation into the incident.

No additional information is available at this time.


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