Rangers searching for missing man in Grand Canyon


Author: Steven Shaw
Date: 06.14.17

Rangers in Grand Canyon National Park are searching for a missing California man.

72 year old Raafat (Ralph) Amin Nasser-Eddin of Los Angeles was reported missing on the evening of Tuesday, June 13.

Nasser-Eddin is described as 5’10” tall, 170 pounds, with gray hair and green eyes. He was last seen carrying a reusable shopping bag, a gallon jug of water, and wearing a black and white ball cap, a green plaid shirt, and khaki shorts. Nasser-Eddin had reservations to stay at Phantom Ranch.

On Sunday, June 11 rangers received a report of disoriented hiker at Hermit Camp that matched Nasser-Eddin description.

A member of Grand Canyon’s search and rescue team hiked the Hermit Trail to the Colorado River but was unable to locate the individual.

The National Park Service is treating this a missing person case as well as a search and rescue operation.

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