Visitor Fatality at Grand Canyon National Park

Date: March 10, 2014
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Grand Canyon, Ariz. – On Sunday, March 9 at approximately 2:00 p.m. the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of an unresponsive male at the South Entrance Station.


A National Park Service ranger was located at the South Entrance Station and arrived on scene within minutes of the call and initiated CPR and administered an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). Paramedics responded and continued to provide CPR and use of the AED. All efforts to resuscitate the victim were unsuccessful.


The 59 year old man, Brian Brewer, from West Virginia was visiting the park with family. He had complained of not feeling well and was on route to his hotel when he became unresponsive.


An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service in coordination with the Coconino County Medical Examiner. No further information is available at this time.

Did You Know?


During the summer months temperatures within the Grand Canyon are extremely high. Plan your day so you are not hiking between the hours of 10am and 4pm. Take a break near shade and water to avoid the worst heat of day. Enjoy a predawn start and a late afternoon finish. More...

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