One individual lifeless, a number of injured in US Grand Canyon flash flood

Phoenix: A flash flood within the US Grand Canyon Nationwide Park killed a feminine vacationer, whereas a number of others have been reportedly injured, the Nationwide Park Service (NPS) stated.

In accordance with an announcement issued by the NPS on Saturday, the authorities obtained a report on July 14 saying two people have been lacking and a number of folks injured after a flash flood struck a campsite on the Colorado River.

After rescue groups arrived on the scene amid lively monsoonal climate, they despatched 5 folks to close by hospitals in two days by helicopter, stories Xinhua news company citing the assertion as saying.

On July 15, a kind of lacking was discovered alive and unharmed, however the second, Rebecca Copeland, 29, from Ann Arbor, was lifeless, the park service stated. They have been discovered by folks on a business river journey.

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The NPS warned that flash floods are widespread within the desert southwest, together with northern Arizona.

Arizona, the place most a part of the Grand Canyon Nationwide Park is positioned, has been receiving monsoonal rains this week, which brought about flooding in elements of the state, together with Flagstaff, a metropolis near the south gate of the park.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has issued a declaration of emergency in Coconino County, which incorporates Flagstaff.

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