GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On the afternoon of August 2 search and rescue crews located a body believed to be Sarah Beadle of Fort Worth, Texas.
Beadle, who was reported missing on August 1, failed to arrive at Bright Angel Campground in Grand Canyon, where she had a reservation.
Crews located the body near the Black Bridge at the bottom of Grand Canyon, approximately three-fourths of a mile from Phantom Ranch.
An investigation is being conducted by the National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner.
August 2, 2017 1:30 p.m.
Texas woman, 38, missing in Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service is conducting a missing person's search within Grand Canyon National Park.
Sarah Beadle, 38 of Fort Worth, TX had reservations to stay at the Bright Angel Campground on Tuesday, August 1 but did not arrive. She was hiking down the South Kaibab Trail and her backpack was found near the junction of the South Kaibab Trail and the River Trail. Beadle was hiking with two children ages 10 and 11 who are safe and accounted for.
Beadle is described as Caucasian female, 5'4", 130 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. She is thought to be wearing shorts and a t-shirt. Beadle is an experienced backpacker and hiker; she last hiked at Grand Canyon in 2002.
Grand Canyon rangers are searching the area and are now asking anyone who may have seen or talked to Sarah Beadle to please contact the NPS ISB Tip Line at 888-653-0009. A missing persons investigations is on-going, no further information is available at this time.