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