Body recovered from Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park

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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — A body was found in Grand Canyon National Park Wednesday.

National Park Service personnel were notified of the body in the Colorado River below Lava Falls, the park service said in a press release.

Park rangers responded and recovered the body, which was transported to the rim by helicopter and transferred to the Coconino County Medical Examiner in Arizona. Based on evidence found with the body, the park service says it is believed to be that of a missing river trip passenger. The medical examiner will confirm positive identification at a later date.

Peter Francis Schwab, 66, of Healdsburg, California, was last seen June 28 on a commercial river trip near National Canyon. Schwab was reported missing after a sightseeing stop at the canyon. The park service conducted a multiday search and rescue operation after his disappearance.

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

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