Missing: 22-year-old river guide goes missing in Grand Canyon National Park

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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – A Grand Canyon National Park search and rescue mission is ongoing for Morgan Heimer of Cody, Wyoming, who went missing June 2 at around 8 p.m. at River Mile 213 near Pumpkin Springs on the Colorado River.

Morgan Heimer of Cody, Wyoming, was reported missing by a member of the river trip following a hike. He was working as a guide for Tour West and the group was on day 6 of an 8 day trip when he went missing.


  • Age: 22
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 6 feet
  • Hair: Blond
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Clothing when last seen: Heimer was wearing a dark-colored Astral personal flotation device, a blue plaid long sleeve shirt, a pair of Chaco sandals, a maroon baseball cap, and brightly colored shorts. He was also carrying a purple water bottle with him when he was last seen. 

Today’s responding resources include three ground teams and one river team. The search area is located near River Mile 213, also known as Pumpkin Springs. The search and rescue teams will battle heat, thick stands of tamarisk, boulders and other difficult terrain, as well as deep water with a strong current. At this time, search teams have found no clues or signs of Heimer.

In addition to the search and rescue operation, the National Park Service is also conducting a missing persons investigation. No further information is available at this time.

Anyone with information on the location of Morgan Heimer is asked to contact the National Park Service Tipline at 928-638-7840.

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