During the period of Jan. 20-26, U.S. Park Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park responded to the following incidents:
Sunday, Jan. 20
o An emergency medical call was taken above Cedar Ridge of a 68-year-old woman with a fractured ankle. A Phantom Ranger Station ranger reported the woman was hiking out on the South Kaibab Trail. Search-and-rescue personnel responded via helicopter and located the woman. She was littered to the helispot and then evacuated to the South Rim helibase. The woman was then transferred to Guardian Medical Transport for the trip to Flagstaff Medical Center.
Monday, Jan. 21
o An emergency medical call was taken at the El Tovar Hotel of a 68-year-old woman who tripped on the steps. After basic life support, the woman refused further treatment.
o An emergency medical call was taken at the Phantom Ranger Station of a National Park Service trail crew employee with a possible fractured hand. The man was evacuated via helicopter to the South Rim and transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.
Tuesday, Jan. 22
o Rangers assisted a woman who failed to catch a return bus trip from Grand Canyon to Flagstaff. The woman was left without money or credit card. She was transported to Maswik Lodge and a taxi was called.
Wednesday, Jan. 23
o Rangers responded to an alarm at Albright Training Center. The alarm was unfounded.
o Rangers responded to an alarm at Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic. A contractor working in the building was contacted. The alarm was unfounded.
o Peter E. Mousseau, 30, Windsor, Conn., was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and operating a motor-vehicle under the influence of drugs. Mousseau was transported to Coconino County jail.
o An emergency medical call was taken at the Bright Angel bar of a 47-year-old man who tripped and hit his head. The patient was transferred to Guardian Medical.
o Rangers issued an out-of-bounds camping warning to two German visitors who were in the Canyon Village Marketplace lot. The Germans were moved to a campground.
o Rangers helped free a car that had gone into a ditch on Rowe Well Road.
o An emergency medical call was taken at the restaurant at Desert View of an 86-year-old man complaining of cardiac-related symptoms. Desert View’s maintenance staff established a landing zone in the parking lot for the helicopter. The man was flown to Flagstaff Medical Center.
Thursday, Jan. 24
o Rangers performed a horse patrol on the Rim Trail from the Bright Angel Lodge to Mather Point and the Canyon View Information Plaza area. Numerous informational contacts were made along with photo opportunities for tourists.
o Rangers made several contacts at Rouzer Hall for loud noise.
Friday, Jan. 25
o Rangers responded to a report of a 37-year-old man traveling to Grand Canyon from Flagstaff with the possible motive of committing suicide. No other information reported.
o Rangers responded to an alarm at Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic. The cause of the activation is unknown.
o Rangers responded to a report of a malfunctioning fire alarm at the Yavapai Observation Center bookstore.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Cottonwood Creek of a 23-year-old woman complaining of an ankle injury. The woman was evacuated via park helicopter and then transferred to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.
Saturday, Jan. 26
o Rangers responded to a report of illegal parking at Kaibab Trail parking lot. The claims were unfounded.
o An emergency medical call was taken (site not report) of a 27-year-old woman complaining of shortness of breath and chest pain. The woman as transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Phantom Ranch of an 8-year-old boy suffering from a fever and fatigue. The child was treated overnight at Phantom Ranch Ranger Station and then evacuated in the morning via helicopter. He was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.