Woman from Canada dies at Grand Canyon National Park

Jun 3, 2022, 9:00 PM
A 41-year-old woman from Canada died Thursday, June 2, 2022 at Grand Canyon National Park....
A 41-year-old woman from Canada died Thursday, June 2, 2022 at Grand Canyon National Park.

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — A 41-year-old woman from Canada died Thursday at the Grand Canyon National Park, park officials say.

According to park officials, they received a call of a hiker in distress on the Bright Angel Trail above Three-Mile Resthouse. A short time later, the hiker became unresponsive, and other hikers began life-saving procedures. 

Park officials say the victim, who has been identified as Melanie Goodine from Ottawa, Ontario, was hiking out of the canyon after hiking to the Colorado River earlier in the day. 

No additional information was provided as the investigation into the incident is ongoing. 

Park officials recommend visitors to Grand Canyon National Park read the hiking tips page before heading down trail. 

Hikers are also encouraged to visit the backcountry updates and closure page for updated information on the on inner canyon conditions.

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