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Visitors relax at Grand Canyon Lodge on the North Rim of Grand Canyon. (Photo by Michael Quinn/National Park Service)

On June 2 at approximately 5:50 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of a hiker, identified as Melanie Goodine from Ottawa, Ontario in distress on the Bright Angel Trail above Three-Mile Resthouse.

Soon thereafter Ms. Goodine became unresponsive and bystanders initiated CPR.

National Park Service (NPS) search and rescue personnel responded and assisted with resuscitation efforts. All attempts to resuscitate the 41-year old victim who was hiking out of the canyon after hiking to the Colorado River earlier that day.

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the NPS in coordination with the Coconino County Medical Examiner.

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