Second Texas hiker in 2 weeks dies on trail at Grand Canyon National Park

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Second Texas hiker in 2 weeks dies on trail at Grand Canyon National Park

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A hiker died on Sunday while attempting to reach the south rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, using a popular trail.

Grand Canyon National Park’s office of communications said in a press release that a 50-year-old man from San Angelo, Texas, died after hiking back to the rim after an overnight stay at Havasupai Gardens.

At about 2 p.m. on Sunday, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of an unresponsive hiker on the Bright Angel Trail, nearly 100 feet below the trailhead.

Bystanders performed CPR on the man as Xanterra Fire and Security and National Park Service (NPS) medical personnel responded from the top of the rim.

HIKER LOST FOR 10 DAYS FOUND ALIVE IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA MOUNTAINS

This view shows Bright Angel Trail as it begins its descent from Grand Canyon Village into the canyon. (NPS photo)

Attempts by bystanders and first responders to resuscitate the man were unsuccessful.

The matter is being investigated by the NPS in coordination with the Coconino County Medical Examiner.

TEXAS HIKER DIES ON TRAIL AT GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK; OFFICIALS WARN OF EXTREME HEAT

Aerial view showing red rock formations of the Grand Canyon

A view of the Grand Canyon (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel/File)

This is the second time in the last two weeks that a hiker from Texas has died in the national park.

On June 29, 69-year-old Scott Simms of Austin, Texas, was trying to reach Phantom Ranch via the South Kaibab Trail for an overnight stay when he was found semiconscious around 7 p.m.

COUPLE MISSING IN UTAH MAY HAVE BEEN SWEPT AWAY IN FLASH FLOOD WHILE EXPLORING TRAIL ON UTV

View of the Grand Canyon

A view of Grand Canyon National Park (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson/File)

He later became unresponsive, and bystanders performed CPR until NPS paramedics arrived. All attempts to resuscitate Simms were unsuccessful.

Sims collapsed on the River Trail, about halfway between the Silver Bridge and Black Bridge near Phantom Ranch, according to the NPS. Temperatures on exposed parts of the trail can reach 120 degrees in the shade, the agency said.

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An NPS review of deaths in national parks between 2014 and 2019 found that hiking was the second-deadliest recreational activity behind driving, while drowning caused the second-highest number of unintentional deaths after motor vehicle crashes.

Fox News Digital’s Stephen Sorace contributed to this report.

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