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News Release: Missing Person Found near Roosevelt Point on North Rim

September 17, 2021


GRAND CANYON, Ariz.  –The National Park Service (NPS) has successfully located missing person, Clifton "Cliff" Beck.

On Friday, September 17 at approximately 8:18 a.m., search and rescue personnel located Beck near Roosevelt Point on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. At this time, he is in stable condition and is being treated and transported to the North Rim developed area by EMS personnel.

Clifton Beck of Mount Airy, Maryland was reported as overdue on September 14. Beck obtained a backcountry permit to spend two nights on the Walhalla Plateau from September 10-12.

From September 15-17, rangers conducted a comprehensive search of the Walhalla Plateau using ground teams, helicopter flights, and a fixed wing aircraft.

No additional information is available at this time.