Injured hiker near Phantom Ranch

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Dave1
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Injured hiker near Phantom Ranch

Post by Dave1 » Aug 14 2012 11:56 pm

This is a bit of old news but his family is asking for financial help so I thought I'd post it.

http://www.hilkemeyer.com/

On Friday August 3, 2012 , Austin Hilkemeyer, 19-year old University of Arizona, Environmental Science Major, was severely injured while enjoying one of his favorite hobbies in the Grand Canyon. During an evening hike from Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon on the North Kaibab trail, a sudden thunderstorm struck......



From NPS:

http://www.nps.gov/grca/parknews/grand- ... k-fall.htm

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Re: Injured hiker near Phantom Ranch

Post by big_load » Aug 15 2012 12:04 am

That was a bit of truly rotten luck, but a great save by his relative . I hope he makes a full recovery.

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