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During the period of July 28-Aug. 6, U.S. Park Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park responded to the following incidents:

Sunday, July 28

o An emergency medical call was taken on the Bright Angel Trail at Two-Mile Corner of a 24-year-old man suffering from dehydration. The man was assisted to the rim.

o An emergency medical call was taken on the Bright Angel Trail at Three-Mile Resthouse of a 25-year-old man who reinjured an ankle. The man was assisted to the rim on crutches.

o Rangers took a report of a 51-year-old man overdue from a hike, last seen around the Mile-and-a-Half Resthouse. The party self-reunited 10 hours later.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Indian Garden of a 47-year-old woman suffering from heat illness. The woman was flown out via helicopter and transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

Monday, July 29

o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 27-year-old woman who suffered a ground-level fall and injured her arm. The woman refused treatment.

o Rangers responded to a report of an alarm sounding at the wastewater treatment plant. Units later learned that it was a chlorine alarm. Maintenance staff determined it was a false alarm and silenced it.

o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a Grand Canyon woman (age not reported) having difficulty breathing due to complications from multiple sclerosis. The woman was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center for observation and treatment.

o An emergency medical call was taken on the Kaibab Trail of a male hiker (age not reported) complaining of leg cramps and not being able to hike any longer. Rangers assisted him with the last set of switchbacks below the rim and provided courtesy transport to his lodge.

o Rangers received a report from a visitor staying at the El Tovar Hotel that foil he had left to indicate if someone had entered his room had been moved. It was later determined that the room had been entered by a maid who turned down the bed and left a mint on the pillow.

o Rangers responded to an intrusion alarm at Canyon Village Marketplace. The building was found secure with no sign of entry.

Tuesday, July 30

o An emergency medical call was taken at Phantom Ranch of a woman (age not reported) complaining of difficulty breathing. The woman was evaluated and treated by a Phantom Ranch ranger and was later evacuated via helicopter and transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Indian Garden of a 76-year-old man complaining of fatigue, extreme weakness and difficulty breathing. The man was flown out and transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

o An emergency medical call was taken on the Bright Angel Trail in switchbacks above the Mile-and-a-Half Resthouse of a man experiencing chest pain and numbness, tingling and pain in his left arm and difficulty breathing. A ranger located the patient and hiked out with him after the man refused helicopter evacuation.

Wednesday, July 31

o Rangers responded to a report of a peeping tom at Maswik Lodge. Rangers were unable to locate anyone after checking the area.

o Rangers responded to a report of lost hikers from Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters. Tour pilots reported a woman waving a blanket on Boundary Road. A ranger found a party of four. The group had driven out on Forest Service land the previous night and got separated from their car. They wandered lost for approximately 20 hours. One member of the group required medical attention and was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic. The rest of the group was driven back to their car.

Thursday, Aug. 1

o Edward Mesert, 43, Phoenix, was cited for disorderly conduct after allegedly making sexually oriented comments to a juvenile at Bright Angel Lodge.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Whitmore Wash on the Colorado River of two commercial river trip passengers complaining of gastrointestinal problems. The pair was flown out and transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

Friday, Aug. 2

o Rangers took a report from a British visitor who said a watch and money was stolen at Camper Services.

Saturday, Aug. 3

o Rangers took a report from a Danish visitor who said cash from his wallet occurred Friday at Camper Services showers.

o Rangers responded to a motion alarm at Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic. The building was found unsecured, but it was empty.

o Rangers responded to a request for assistance in Tusayan from Coconino County Sheriff’s Office involving a male and female under the influence of methamphetamines. Both were transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o Rangers responded to a motor-vehicle accident at the corner of the road that leads to Grand Canyon Kennels near Maswik Lodge. A Harveycar bus scraped against an illegally parked vehicle.

o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 29-year-old woman complaining of nausea and unsettled stomach. Medical transport was refused.

o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 10-year-old boy with pain and swelling on his lower right leg. The pain appeared to be caused by an infected ingrown hair follicle. Medical transport was refused.

Sunday, Aug. 4

o Rangers responded to a report at 3:40 a.m., of a missing Grand Canyon resident juvenile. Rangers found the juvenile safe at about 9:30 a.m.

o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 10-year-old boy suffering from nausea and vomiting. The child’s caretaker opted to self-transport to a medical facility.

o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 15-year-old boy suffering from diarrhea and vomiting. The child’s parents refused medical transport.

o Two local residents received verbal warnings for disorderly conduct after a verbal argument.

o Rangers responded to a three-vehicle accident on Desert View Drive next to the Duck on a Rock pullout. Two people were injured and transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Maswik Lodge of a 17-year-old girl complaining of dehydration symptoms. Medical transport was refused.

o Rangers took a report of destruction to private property when a Youth Conservation Corps resident reported his door kicked in after being away from home.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Maswik Lodge of a 49-year-old man suffering from hyponatremia. The man was provided with medical transport.

o Rangers responded to a report of a coyote at Yavapai Lodge refusing to vacate a loading dock. Assisted by a broom, the coyote was run off.

Monday, Aug. 5

o No reports received.

Tuesday, Aug. 6

o Benedict Koopee, 40, Scottsdale, was arrested for under the influence of alcohol while in front of Canyon Village Marketplace.

o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 60-year-old woman complaining of chest pain. The woman refused treatment.

o Rangers responded to a request from the Department of Public Safety to help remove an elk that had been struck by a car in a roadway near Tusayan.

o Rangers received a report of a suspicious person near Yavapai Observation Point. Rangers were unable to locate anyone.

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