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avatar Missing Man on Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park
June 28, 2014 04:44PM
Grand Canyon, Ariz.– On Friday, June 27 at approximately 3:40 p.m. the National Park Service received a satellite phone call from a commercial river trip reporting a missing passenger at River Mile 157 known as Havasu Rapids.

Victor Tseng of Phoenix, AZ reportedly fell from a ledge into the river at approximately 3:10 p.m. Tseng was not wearing a personal flotation device at the time and was last seen by members of his party below Havasu Rapids. Tseng is described as 68 years old, 5'7, 175 pounds with grey hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a long-sleeve aquamarine shirt, yellow bandana and tan pants.

The National Park Service is currently conducting a Search and Rescue operation. A missing persons investigation is on-going. No further information is available at this time. Any individual with information on the location of Victor Tseng should contact National Park Service Dispatch at 928-638-7805.
avatar Search Continues for Missing Man on Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park
July 01, 2014 06:30PM
Grand Canyon, Ariz.– National Park Service Search and Rescue crews continue to look for Victor Tseng of Phoenix, AZ who went missing at River Mile 157 on the Colorado River. Search and Rescue teams searched the area by air and boat on Saturday, June 28th. They continue to search the area by boat. At this time no clues or signs of Mr. Tseng have been found.

Victor Tseng of Phoenix, AZ reportedly fell from a ledge into the river at approximately 3:10 p.m. on Friday, June 27. Tseng was not wearing a personal flotation device at the time and was last seen by members of his party below Havasu Rapids. Tseng is described as 68 years old, 5'7, 175 pounds with grey hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a long-sleeve aquamarine shirt, yellow bandana and tan pants.

The National Park Service is currently conducting a Search and Rescue operation. A missing persons investigation is on-going. No further information is available at this time. Any individual with information on the location of Victor Tseng should contact National Park Service Dispatch at 928-638-7805.
avatar Body recovered from Colorado River in Grand Canyon
July 05, 2014 11:26AM
Grand Canyon, Ariz. – This morning at approximately 9:30 the National Park Service received a call from a commercial river trip that had located a body in the Colorado River at approximately River Mile 182 on river right within Grand Canyon National Park. Park rangers responded and recovered the body, which was then flown to the South Rim and transferred to the Coconino County Medical Examiner's Office in Flagstaff, Arizona. The body was recovered approximately 25 miles downriver from where 68 year-old Victor Tseng of Phoenix, Arizona reportedly fell from a ledge into the river – the incident occurred on Friday, June 27th. Tseng was not wearing a personal flotation device at the time and was last seen by members of his party below Havasu Rapids.

Rangers used the park's helicopter and boat to search the river corridor and area trails for two days after Tseng was reported missing. With no additional clues to guide search efforts on land, the search was scaled back to a continuous, but limited mode in which rangers and pilots continued to search for Tseng when in the area.

Investigative efforts, to include the Coconino County Medical Examiner, will be conducted by the National Park Service to help determine identification of the body recovered today.
avatar Man Recovered from Colorado River Identified
July 11, 2014 06:53PM
Grand Canyon, Ariz. – The body of a man recovered from the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park on July 4th has been identified as that of Victor Tseng. Tseng was last seen below Havasu Rapids, River Mile 157, after falling from a ledge into the river on Friday, June 27th.

Rangers used the park's helicopter and boat to search the river corridor and area trails for two days after Tseng was reported missing. With no additional clues to guide search efforts on land, the search was eventually scaled back to a continuous, but limited mode in which rangers and pilots continued to search for clues when in the area. On Friday, July 4, a commercial river trip reported finding a man's body in the river at approximately River Mile 182. Park rangers responded and recovered the body, which was transported to the rim by helicopter and transferred to the Coconino County Medical Examiner.

The Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed that the body was that of 68-year old Victor Tseng of Phoenix, Arizona.

No additional information is available at this time.
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