The deceased hiker is a 73-year old male who was day hiking from Phantom Ranch to Ribbon Falls with several companions. Shortly after arriving the victim collapsed. CPR was initiated by by-standers, while another visitor hiked to a place on the trail where limited cell service is available. The victim had been down for approximately 1.5 hours when park medics arrived and the hiker was pronounced deceased upon their arrival.
The deceased and his companions were flown to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. The deceased was then transported to the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office in Flagstaff Arizona.
No further information is available at this time.