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avatar Search In Progress For Woman Missing in Grand Canyon National Park
January 15, 2013 01:04PM
Grand Canyon National Park (AZ)
Search In Progress For Missing Woman

On Saturday, January 12th, park dispatch received a call via satellite phone from a private river trip reporting that a member of their party was missing. Initial helicopter search operations were begun and rangers were flown to the scene, where it was determined that 21-year-old Kaitlin Anne Kenney of Englewood, Colorado, had last been seen Friday night at her group’s camp at river mile 134.5 near Tapeats Creek on the north side of the river. On Sunday, rangers continued their investigations and helicopter search operations while ground-based teams searched the Tapeats and Deer Creek drainages, Surprise Valley and along the Colorado River. Yesterday, based on their investigations and search efforts so far, the ground-based teams intensified their search efforts in the Tapeats Creek area. Kenney is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 125 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a tan knee-length coat, hiking boots, rugged tan pants, a long-sleeved grey shirt, multi-colored scarf and black knit cap. Visitors who think that they may have seen her or who have information that would aid in the park’s search efforts are asked to call the Grand Canyon tip line at 928-638-7767.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/15/2013 01:04PM by eeek.
avatar Search For Missing Woman Scaled Back
January 16, 2013 01:52PM
Grand Canyon National Park (AZ)
Search For Missing Woman Scaled Back

The search for 21-year-old Kaitlin Kenney, underway since last Saturday, has been scaled back due to lack of clues as to her whereabouts. Kenney was last seen on Friday at a river camp located near Tapeats Creek on the north side of the Colorado River. Rangers used the park’s helicopter to search the river corridor and area trails for two days, while ground-based teams thoroughly searched the accessible trails, beaches, drainages and backcountry areas in the vicinity. With no additional clues to guide search efforts on land, the decision was made to scale the search back to a continuous but limited mode in which rangers and pilots will continue to search for clues when in the area. Flyers with Kenney’s picture and description remain posted at popular river trip launch and takeout points, and anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is encouraged to call the park tip line at 928-638-7767.
Re: Search In Progress For Woman Missing in Grand Canyon National Park
January 17, 2013 09:54AM
Reminds me of the story of the honeymoon couple who vanished in the canyon.

I found this article about the currently missing girl. Along with a photo

http://www.gadling.com/2013/01/17/rafter-mysteriously-goes-missing-in-grand-canyon/



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/17/2013 09:55AM by hotrod4x5.
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