A visitor from Japan hiking with a group at the Grand Canyon National Park died Thursday as temperatures reached over 110 degrees, the National Park Service said Friday.
Authorities were called just before 4 p.m. to the the Devil’s Corkscrew on the Bright Angel Trail, about 250 miles southwest of Las Vegas, and found that the 36-year-old man had been unresponsive for two hours, the Park Service said.
Members of the hiking group had tried resuscitating him, they told rangers.
The group was on the way back from hiking down to the Colorado River, the Park Service said. The National Weather Service had issued an excessive heat warning for the Grand Canyon.
The man’s identity as well as his cause of death will be determined by the Coconino County coroner’s office.
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