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Hiker dies on Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon

The 56-year-old hiker was found on the trail without a pulse, officials said.

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — A 56-year-old man was found dead on a trail in the Grand Canyon National Park on Monday, park officials said. 

Someone called Grand Canyon authorities around 9:47 a.m. after finding the man without a pulse on the Bright Angel Trail, officials said. The hiker was returning from a day trip to Plateau Point when he became unresponsive near the Mile-and-Half Resthouse. 

Attempts to resuscitate the man were made by bystanders and the park's rescue personnel but they were all unsuccessful. 

Tips on how to stay safe during a hike in the Grand Canyon can be found here.

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