Hiker Found Dead in Grand Canyon Following Reports of Mysterious Illness Among Visitors

A 41-year-old hiker was found lifeless after an overnight camping trip at the base of the Grand Canyon, according to park authorities. The man, whose identity has not been disclosed, was found unresponsive on the Bright Angel Trail, just east of the Pipe Creek River Resthouse on Sunday morning, as reported by the National Park Service (NPS).

Despite the best efforts of bystanders and NPS personnel, attempts to revive the man were unsuccessful. The hiker had been on his way out of the canyon after spending the night at the Bright Angel Campground near Phantom Ranch.

This incident follows a series of reports from hikers visiting Havasupai Falls, located near the Grand Canyon National Park, who fell severely ill under mysterious circumstances. Some of the affected visitors were so sick that they had to be airlifted out of the canyon.

Maylin Griffiths, who had visited the falls in Arizona to celebrate her 40th birthday, shared her harrowing experience with AZ Family. Her celebratory trip took a turn for the worse when she fell seriously ill. Griffiths and her group had to hike several miles back to a village in the canyon to seek medical help.

Another member of her group also fell severely ill. Griffiths revealed that their temperatures were dangerously high, with hers at 104 and her friend’s at 105. They were admitted to a clinic in the village as their condition was deemed life-threatening.

Havasupai Falls is situated on the Havasupai Indian Reservation in Coconino County. In response to the incidents, the Havasupai Tribe Tourism Office stated in a Facebook post that the public water sources on the reservation are regularly tested. The last test, conducted by the Havasupai Water Department on June 6, deemed the water safe for human consumption.