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Maryland backpacker reported missing at Grand Canyon found alive

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Posted at 4:38 AM, Sep 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-17 15:20:47-04

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ — National Park officials say a Maryland man reported missing amid a backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon has been found alive.

Clifton “Cliff” Beck, 66, was reported overdue after he failed to return from a two-night trip to the Walhalla Plateau. He received a permit for a trip from Sept. 10-12 and was expected to exit the backcountry of the park on Sept. 12.

Search crews spent multiple days searching for Beck by air and ground. On Friday around 8:20 a.m., crews found him near Roosevelt Point on the North Rim.

Beck is said to be in stable condition and is being treated.

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