Visitor fatality at Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – A West Virginia man died Sunday while visiting Grand Canyon National Park.

Around 2 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of an unresponsive male at the South Entrance Station.

A park ranger arrived at the scene and began CPR and using an Automated External Defibrillator on the victim. Paramedics also responded to the scene and took over administering CPR and using the AED for the ranger. Unfortunately resuscitation efforts proved unsuccessful.

The victim was identified as 59-year-old Brian Brewer, of West Virginia, who was visiting the park with family. He had complained of not feeling well and was en 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.

Submitted by Grand Canyon National Park

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6 Comments

  • Paul Jensen March 10, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    You mean he didn’t fall into the canyon? I’d have thought an article like this was going to tell us a story about someone falling into the canyon.

    • Grizzly Haan March 10, 2014 at 3:33 pm

      calm down paul….it’s just local news.

    • DB March 10, 2014 at 4:28 pm

      I was thinking the same thing! Maybe the altitude didn’t agree with him, who knows.

    • Monti March 10, 2014 at 5:08 pm

      Paul, I thought the same thing too. I was imagining that he climbed over the rail to take a better picture and slipped and away he went.

    • Bub March 10, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      such a letdown huh?

  • Kelly March 10, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Me to same thing a fall

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