When rangers and paramedics arrived on scene, CPR was in progress and an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) was in use. All efforts to resuscitate the victim were unsuccessful. The 82-year old man, Khushalbai F. Patel of Pleasanton, CA, was visiting the park with his family.
An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner. No further information is available at this time.