Grand Canyon rangers successfully intervene in possible suicide attempt

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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – Grand Canyon National Park rangers were able to intervene in a possible suicide attempt Monday, bringing an Ohio man to back to safety from the rim of the canyon.

The Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center was contacted Monday by a Tallmadge, Ohio, police department concerning a missing man who was believed to be suicidal and at the Grand Canyon.

Rangers were able to locate the individual’s vehicle at the Bright Angel Lodge. They traced the man to the Abyss on West Rim/Hermit’s Rest Drive, based on information provided by investigators in Ohio.

Rangers made contact with the man and, over the course of three hours, were able to safely move him away from the rim. The individual was transported to the Flagstaff Area Medical Center for evaluation.

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service and the Tallmadge, Ohio, police department.  No additional information is available at this time.

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