Update: Guide Still Missing on Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park
May 15, 2015
Grand Canyon, Ariz. – A Grand Canyon National Park search and rescue mission continues for Morgan Heimer of Cody, WY who went missing June 2 at River Mile 213 on the Colorado River.
Today’s responding resources include three ground teams and one river team. The search area is located near River Mile 213, also known as Pumpkin Springs. The search and rescue teams will battle heat, thick stands of tamarisk, boulders, and other difficult terrain, as well as deep water with a strong current. At this time, search teams have found no clues or signs of Heimer.
Heimer of Cody, WY was reported missing by a member of the river trip following a hike. Heimer is described as a 22 year old male, 6’ tall, blond hair, blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a
dark-colored Astral personal flotation device, a blue plaid long sleeve shirt, a pair of Chaco sandals, a maroon baseball cap, and brightly colored shorts. Morgan was also carrying a purple water bottle with him when he was last seen. Heimer is working as a guide for Tour West and the group was on day 6 of an 8 day trip when Heimer went missing.
In addition to the search and rescue operation, the National Park Service is also conducting a missing persons investigation. No further information is available at this time. Any individual with information on the location of Morgan Heimer should contact the National Park Service Tipline at 928-638-7840.