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3 hikers have died at the Grand Canyon in the past month

Grand Canyon
Maria Springs/KJZZ
Grand Canyon attracted 8 million tourists to northern Arizona.

Three hikers have died in Grand Canyon National Park over the last month. The most recent was a 50-year-old from San Angelo, Texas.

The man was found about 100 feet below the Bright Angel Trailhead after reportedly spending the night at Havasupai Gardens.

His body was discovered at about 2 p.m. Sunday. Medics and bystanders attempted to resuscitate him, but were unsuccessful.

One hiker died at the beginning of this month, and another in mid-June.

Rebecca Roland with the National Parks Service says it is not clear if the deaths are heat related but that hikers still need to take caution.

“We’re telling people that excessive heat can intensify the symptoms of any existing medical condition like heart disease and diabetes and cause even a short hike to become life threatening," Roland said.

Exposed parts of the Grand Canyon can reach temperatures higher than 120 degrees.

"We ask that people not hike between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. during the highest temperatures of the day. Because remember, as hikers descend into the Canyon, temperatures become hotter and little shade is available. High temperatures can quickly become unbearable," Roland said.

All three deaths are being investigated by the Coconino County Medical Examiner.

Greg Hahne started as a news intern at KJZZ in 2020 and returned as a field correspondent in 2021. He learned his love for radio by joining Arizona State University's Blaze Radio, where he worked on the production team.