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Wisconsin man dies during Grand Canyon hike, authorities say

The unidentified 56-year-old man from Pewaukee, Wisconsin, was trying to hike to the Colorado River, park officials said.
/ Source: NBC News

A 56-year-old hiker from Wisconsin was found dead on a Grand Canyon trail last week, the National Park Service said Tuesday.

The hiker, whose name was not released, was the subject of a report of an unresponsive person about 3 p.m. Friday on the Bright Angel Trail, below Havasupai Gardens, the service said in a statement.

First responders pronounced him dead at the scene. The service said he was from Pewaukee, Wisconsin and was planning to day hike to the Colorado River, which created the Arizona landmark, and back.

The cause of death was not available.“An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the NPS in coordination with the Coconino County Medical Examiner,” the service said.

High temperatures in the Grand Canyon haven’t surpassed the upper 40s since the weekend, according to National Weather Service records.

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