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News Release: Missing Person Reported in Western Region of Grand Canyon National Park

June 20, 2016

 Grand Canyon, Ariz. – On Saturday June, 18 at approximately 3 pm the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call reporting a missing person near Kelly Tanks in the extreme western portion of Grand Canyon National Park.


Floyd E. Roberts III, 52, of Treasure Island, FL was reported missing by a member of his hiking group. Roberts is described as 5’11" tall, 170 lbs, with gray hair. He was last seen wearing a red long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans, Nike shoes, and a blue Lowe Alpine backpack. Roberts and his party were on day one of a multi-day backpacking trip.


The National Park Service is conducting a Search and Rescue operation. A missing persons investigation is ongoing. No further information is available at this time. Any individual with information about Floyd Roberts should call the National Park Service information line at 928-638-7300.