National Park Service: Tour guide missing from Grand Canyon river trip

Posted at 5:55 PM, Sep 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-12 22:04:10-04

Authorities are searching for a tour guide missing in the Grand Canyon.

A release from the National Park Service said 34-year-old Joshua Tourjee, of Moab, Utah, was reported missing Monday after failing to return to camp the night before.

Tourjee was working as a guide on a commercial trip down the Colorado River. He was last seen in the area of River Mile 137, which is also known as Pancho's Kitchen.

Tourjee is described as 5' 11" tall and weighs 170 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He was wearing a lime-colored short-sleeve shirt and dark-colored shorts with an inflatable pool raft possibly in the shape of a black swan, officials said.

High winds prevented searchers from being transported into the canyon Monday, NPS said. Officials hoped weather conditions would improve enough to allow for searchers to begin looking for Tourjee on Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information on Tourjee's location should call the National Park Service: 928-638-7805.