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During the period of Sept. 30-Oct. 6, U.S. Park Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park responded to the following incidents:

Sunday, Sept. 30

o Rangers responded to a request from the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office to help retrieve a golden eagle that was being kept in the back of pickup in the IMAX parking lot. The eagle was safely retrieved and turned over to the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

o Rangers responded to a request from the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office to assist with a report of a fight in progress at McDonald’s. Additional units later responded to assist with an injured combatant. The patient was transported to milepost 250 by Medic 2 and transferred to Guardian Medical for the trip to Flagstaff Medical Center.

Monday, Oct. 1

o Rangers responded to a burglary alarm at Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic. It was determined that the alarm was accidentally set off by maintenance personnel while they were cleaning.

o Rangers took a report of theft on Hermit Road of items missing from the trunk of a vehicle. The trunk was forced open and a fanny pack containing money and miscellaneous items was taken.

o Rangers took a report of harassment from an El Tovar Hotel employee who was receiving threatening phone calls from a former Amfac employee.

o Daniel Pfeffenbach, 23, city of residence not reported, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after he was observed driving through a posted stop sign at Center Road and Albright Street while children were present in the adjacent crosswalk. The driver then failed to return to the correct lane and was pulled over. Pfeffenbach was transported to county jail in Flagstaff.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

o Rangers received a report of a 40-year-old man who said he was kidnapped at knife point in Tusayan and driven into the woods somewhere in the park. The man, who was listed as missing and suicidal, was later transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o An emergency medical call was taken at the back door of Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic of a 20-year-old woman complaining of chest pain. Medic-1 responded and treated the woman until the clinic opened.

o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 47-year-old man complaining of chest pain, tingling and difficulty breathing. The man was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

o An emergency medical call was taken at Yavapai Lodge of a 71-year-old man complaining of blood in his urine. The man was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o An emergency medical call was taken on the Hermit Trail of a male hiker reported to be in distress. The hiker had lost the trail in an area above the Cathedral Stairs and other hikers heard his calls for help. While rangers were responding, the hiker reported to the backcountry permit office that he was OK and out of the Canyon.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Indian Garden of an 81-year-old woman who experienced a fainting episode. The woman was flown out and transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

o An emergency medical call was taken on the Tonto Trail of a 54-year-old man complaining of exhaustion. The man was flown out and transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

o An emergency medical call was taken on an Inner Canyon trail (not reported) of a 38-year-old man lying in the trail complaining of tingling limbs. The man, a trail crew member, was evaluated by a Preventative Search and Rescue ranger and was assisted on the hike out.

o Rangers responded to a report of a 13-year-old girl over the edge while hiking on the South Kaibab Trail near Windy Point. Medical and rescue personnel responded down the trail and via helicopter. Paramedics arrived at the victim a few minutes later and pronounced the victim deceased. An investigation was ongoing to determine the cause of the fall.

Thursday, Oct. 4

o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of an 82-year-old woman who experienced a fainting episode. The woman was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

o An emergency medical call was taken at a local residence (address not reported) of a local resident (sex, age not reported) who experienced a ground-level fall. The person was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

o An emergency medical call was taken at the El Tovar Hotel’s kitchen of a 20-year-old man complaining of severe chest pains. The man refused treatment.

o Rangers responded to a domestic fight in progress at Rouzer Hall. Upon arrival, rangers heard yelling and crying. A 40-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman, both of Grand Canyon, were separated for the night and given warnings for disorderly conduct.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Indian Garden of a 61-year-old woman with an arm injury. The woman was flown out and transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

Friday, Oct. 5

o An emergency medical call was taken at the El Tovar Hotel of a 35-year-old woman who fainted. The woman, who was pregnant, was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

o Rangers responded to a report of vandalism at Yavapai Lodge. Visitors reported that their rental car had been vandalized. Several scratches were located on the vehicle with the damage estimated at $100.

o An emergency medical call was taken at the Yavapai Cafeteria of a 64-year-old woman who suffered a near-fainting episode. The woman was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

o Rangers responded to a report of bead sellers at Moran Point. No individuals were found upon arrival.

o Rangers responded to a report of a single-car accident on Market Plaza Road near Camper Services. The driver swerved to avoid an animal. There were no injuries.

o A 27-year-old Tusayan man was issued a verbal warning for disorderly conduct after being cut off from alcohol at the Maswik bar and refusing to leave.

o Evelyn Alvarez, 40, Grand Canyon, was cited for driving under the influence of alcohol and blood-alcohol content over .08 after she was stopped for an equipment violation.

o Rangers responded to a report of excessive noise at Trailer Village. The individuals were gone upon arrival.

o Rangers responded to a burglary alarm at the South Entrance Station. The building was found to be secure.

o An emergency medical call was taken more than a mile down the Bright Angel Trail of a 30-year-old woman who fell and injured her ankle. The woman was evacuated via wheeled litter and transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

Saturday, Oct. 6

o Rangers responded to a motor-vehicle accident involving a government garbage truck. The 31-year-old driver hit a minivan while operating the garbage truck in Mather Campground. Damage was estimated at $1,000.

o Derek Lynn Wessmann, 22, Las Vegas, Nev., was cited for disorderly conduct. Rangers originally received a call about a man pointing a gun at people at Grandview Point. Wessmann then allegedly displayed violent behavior after rangers had responded.

o An emergency medical call was taken on the North Rim of a 29-year-old man who was suicidal. The man, who requested to evaluated by a physician, was flown from the North Rim, transferred to Guardian Medical and transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

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