Arizona man dies hiking in the Grand Canyon

An Oracle, Arizona, man attempting to hike from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim to the Colorado River was found dead by National Park Service personnel Thursday.

Park officials were alerted to an emergency by a personal locator beacon on the Bright Angel Trail. The beacon was about 1.5 miles north of Havasupai Gardens Campground.

At the time of the report, the hiker was unresponsive, the Park Service said.

Rangers and rescue personnel arrived and pronounced James Handschy, 65, deceased.

The Park Service and the Coconino County medical examiner are investigating to find out how and why Handschy died.

Source: WT