Visitor fatality at Grand Canyon campground

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – A German man died while visiting Grand Canyon National Park Monday. Officials are looking into the incident.

According to a statement from Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, of the Grand Canyon National Park public affairs office, around 9:40 p.m., Monday, the National Park Service received 911 calls reporting an unconscious man at the Desert View Campground within the park.

Rangers responded and found bystanders already giving the unconscious man CPR. Park medics and rangers used an automated external defibrillator, however all attempts to resuscitate the man were unsuccessful.

The man has been identified as 64-year-old, Wolfgang-Hans-Joachim Glöde of Sievershagen, Germany. Glöde was on vacation with his wife at the time of the incident.

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner.

No additional information is available at this time.

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1 Comment

  • San June 11, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Prayers for this man’s family.

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