Canadian woman dies while hiking outside the Grand Canyon

Bright Angel Trail in the Grand Canyon (Grand Canyon National Park)

An inquest is underway after a Canadian woman died while walking outside the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon National Park Service officials say they received a report of a hiker in distress on the Luminous Angel Trail above Three-Mile Resthouse just before 6 p.m. on June 2.

A rescue team responded to the scene, however, “all attempts to resuscitate the individual were unsuccessful”.

The victim has been identified as Melanie Goodine, 41, of Ottawa, Ontario. She was exiting the Grand Canyon after hiking to the Colorado River earlier in the day before becoming unresponsive.

The Coconino County Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

The National Park Service would like to remind everyone of the following:

“Before embarking on the trail, hikers are strongly encouraged to read the Hiking Tips Page and check the Backcountry Updates and Closures Page for current information on inner canyon conditions. All visitors to the Grand Canyon should ensure they drink plenty of fluids, rest in the shade during the heat of the day, watch for signs of distress in fellow travelers, and dress appropriately for the weather. , especially light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. . The NPS does not recommend hiking from the edge to the river and back in one day.”

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