Crews locate body of missing woman at Grand Canyon

Posted at 7:58 AM, Aug 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-03 14:47:54-04

Crews at the Grand Canyon National Park have located a body believed to be a hiker reported missing on Tuesday.

Park officials say 38-year-old Sarah Beadle of Fort Worth had reservations to stay at the Bright Angel Campground on Tuesday, but didn't arrive. 

They say she was hiking down the South Kaibab Trail and her backpack was found near the junction of the South Kaibab Trail and the River Trail. 

The body was discovered Wednesday afternoon near the Black Bridge at the bottom of Grand Canyon.

Park officials say Beadle was hiking with two children -- ages 10 and 11 -- who were found safe. 

They say Beadle was an experienced backpacker and hiker who last hiked at the Grand Canyon in 2002.