Ohio man dies while hiking out of Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - A man from Ohio died Sunday while hiking in Grand Canyon National Park, authorities said.

According to National Park Service press release, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center got a call around 11:30 a.m. reporting that CPR was being performed on the victim just above Three-Mile Rest House on the Bright Angel Trail.

Bystanders had started CPR and National Park Service personnel responded from up the trail and helped with resuscitation efforts, according the press release.

The National Park Service helicopter was diverted from another medical call and responded to the scene, providing advanced life support resuscitation efforts. All attempts the save the man were unsuccessful.

Authorities said the 62-year-old man from Ohio was hiking out of the canyon after finishing a commercial river trip.

The victim’s name is not being released while family members are notified.

An investigation is being conducted by the National Park Service along with the Coconino County Medical Examiner.

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