Drones on the Lookout for Missing Grand Canyon Hikers

Grand Canyon News Week of Apr 17, 2017

Drones used for first time in search for hikers at Grand Canyon
The desperate effort this week to find two hikers who disappeared at the bottom of the Grand Canyon represented the National Park Service’s most extensive use yet of drones in a search-and-rescue mission.

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missing hikers and use of drones 2017

In these undated photos from 2016, a Grand Canyon National Park employee operates a drone at the park. The Grand Canyon is the only national park with its own fleet of unmanned aircraft for reaching people who have gotten lost, stranded, injured or killed. Under a program that began last fall, it has five drones and four certified operators. (Brandon Torres/Grand Canyon National Park via AP Photo) more +

Grand Canyon tram fails to get Navajo committee support
A project to build a 1.6-mile tram that would take visitors into the Grand Canyon is on hold for a few months after failing to gain enough support from Navajo Nation lawmaker

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Illinois woman rescued after falling into crevice at Grand Canyon
Crews have rescued a 70-year-old Illinois woman who fell about 50 f

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10 Reasons To Raft The Grand Canyon
Millions of people visit the Grand Canyon each year, but almost all of them stay on the rim.

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