11 Days After A Hiker Disappeared In The Grand Canyon, Rangers Made A Startling Discovery

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On his sixth day at a lodge on the Grand Canyon’s South Rim in December 2019, Martin Edward O’Connor vanished. As search efforts got underway for the missing man, wintery conditions cast a freezing shadow over the imposing spot. Then, 11 days after O’Connor was last seen, rangers were called to one of the most dangerous routes in the area. Here, they made an unexpected discovery.

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O’Connor came from the city of La Porte in Texas. However, in December 2019 the 58-year-old traveled to Arizona, where he intended to explore the Grand Canyon National Park. He checked into the Yavapai Lodge, the largest guesthouse in the park which boasts a wooded setting not far from the famous river gorge.

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