During the period of June 28-July 3, U.S. Park Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park responded to the following incidents:
Thursday, June 28
o Rangers responded to an entry alarm sounding at Grand Canyon School. Building 400 was found with the door unsecured. The building was searched and resecured by school personnel without signs of damage or theft.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Phantom Ranch of a 76-year-old woman with a broken leg. The woman, who left a river trip, was flown out and transferred to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Havasu Creek, River Mile 156.5, of a 58-year-old man who nearly drowned. The man had become pinned head first under water by a log in a pool in the creek. He was extricated from the pool by members of his river trip but was unresponsive and not breathing. After a few minutes, he began to spontaneously breath on his own. The man was being moved down the creek when NPS rescuers arrived. An extended litter carry was required to transport him to the NPS helicopter. He was flown to Flagstaff Medical Center.
Friday, June 29
o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of an 18-month-old baby in severe dehydration. The baby was treated and flown to Flagstaff Medical Center.
o Jeffrey Ryan Paul, 22, Grand Canyon, was arrested for possession of paraphernalia and interfering with agency function after he was contacted outside Rouzer Hall.
o Terrance Yazzie, 23, Grand Canyon, was charged with gift or sale of alcohol to minors after rangers responded to a report of a loud party at Trailer Village. Danielle L. Miles, 19, Grand Canyon; Ferdinand Tisi, 20, Grand Canyon; a 17-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl were all charged with minor consumption of alcohol.
o Heath Tsosie, 24, Flagstaff, was cited for under the influence of alcohol after being found passed out on a porch at Trailer Village. Tsosie was transported to Coconino County Sheriff’s Office.
o Rangers received a report of a motor-vehicle accident four miles east of Desert View between a vehicle and an elk. The Department of Public Safety had requested assistance from NPS to check the scene.
o Rangers responded to a request for assistance from the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office. A juvenile boy who was intoxicated at Squire Inn in Tusayan was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center via Medic 8.
Saturday, June 30
o Rangers responded to a 911 call, which was a hang-up, from a woman stating she was going to kill her husband and that she had a knife. Units were unable to located the origin of the call and responded to assist the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office. The residence was then located in Brown Building. Units found an intoxicated 44-year-old woman who said her husband had a blocked artery, was going to die and would not go to the hospital. The woman was advised to sober up and it was up to the ill man to seek treatment.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Mather Campground of a 64-year-old man with difficulty breathing. The patient refused treatment.
Sunday, July 1
o Rangers recovered a vehicle found in a ditch near the General Offices at 4:30 a.m. The investigation continued.
o Rangers responded to a report of 25 intoxicated people in a site without paying at Mather Campground. The people were asked to leave.
o Calvin White, 37, Grand Canyon, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear for driving under the influence charges and cited for under the influence of alcohol. Rangers originally received a report of White harassing residents of Brandt Hall. He was found at Trailer Village, arrested and transported to county jail in Flagstaff.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Grand Canyon School of an 11-year-old girl who fell from the jungle gym bars. The girl’s grandmother refused treatment.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Kachina Lodge of an 82-year-old woman complaining of exhaustion. The woman was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
o Rangers assisted a 60-year-old woman who had become separated from her husband and vehicle while he was hiking. After a search, the vehicle was located.
o Rangers received a report of people climbing on the tower at Little Orphan Mine. Units were unable to locate.
o An emergency medical call was taken from the inner canyon (location not reported) of a 21-year-old woman complaining of a heat-related illness and dehydration. The woman, who was off a commercial river trip, was flown out to the South Rim.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Phantom Ranch of a 37-year-old man complaining of heat-related illness and dehydration after hiking from the North Rim. The man was flown out to the South Rim.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Phantom Ranch of a 42-year-old woman complaining of an allergic reaction. The woman was flown out to the South Rim and transported by NPS Ambulance to milepost 250, U.S. Highway 180 and transferred to Guardian Medical Transport.
o An emergency medical call was taken from River Mile 43 of a 57-year-old man complaining of heat-related illness and dehydration. The man, who chartered a commercial river trip, was flown out to the South Rim and later transferred to Flagstaff Medical Center.
o Rangers received a report from a concerned hiker of a large family group with children having difficulty on the Hermit Trail between Cathedral Stairs and Santa Maria Spring. A ranger contacted the party near the top of the trail at Hermit’s Rest and assistance was declined.
o Rangers received a request from Kane County, Utah, for a NPS helicopter to respond and provide medical assistance on a single-car accident. The NPS unit was ready to respond but after receiving detailed information and considering flight times and daylight restrictions, it was necessary to decline the request. A Guardian unit out of Flagstaff was dispatched.
Monday, July 2
o Robert Trotter, 47, Grand Canyon, was cited after his dog was off a leash and bit a child.
o Donald F. Coday, 32, Grand Canyon, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct/violent behavior and interfering with an investigation. Coday was transported to jail in Flagstaff.
o An emergency medical call was taken of a man (age not reported), who had been flown out from Phantom Ranch on Sunday, suffering from dehydration. The patient had been given eight liters of fluids the prior evening. He was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Phantom Ranch of a 39-year-old man suffering from dehydration. The patient was flown out and transferred to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.
o Matthew Wayne Longest, 22, Grand Canyon, was arrested on a felony warrant. No other information provided.
o An emergency medical call was taken about one mile down the Bright Angel Trail of a 55-year-old woman complaining of a severely deformed fracture of her right ankle. Rangers, wildland firefighters and volunteers helped carry her to the rim. She was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.
Tuesday, July 3
o Rangers responded to an accident on South Entrance Road west of the Shrine of the Ages. A family of seven traveling in a rental van was hit by a falling ponderosa pine tree. The tree struck the roof and windshield, disabling the vehicle. There were no injuries. The family was able to obtain a substitute van from their rental company.
o Rangers responded to a report of a person calling for help from inside the Orphan Mine enclosure. Upon arrival, there was no one there, but the fence was breached on the northwest rim corner.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Yavapai Lodge of a 16-year-old girl with difficulty breathing. The patient was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
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