GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. – A La Porte man who had been missing at the Grand Canyon for 11 days was found alive Thursday.
Martin Edward O’Connor, 58, was last seen at a lodge in Grand Canyon Village on Dec. 22, where he’d been staying since Dec. 17. Authorities say he was located Thursday morning and flown out of the canyon in a helicopter.
National Park Service rangers found O’Connor on the rugged New Hance Trail, one of the most difficult trails on the canyon’s South Rim.
O’Connor is undergoing a medical evaluation, but authorities haven’t released information on whether he suffered injuries as a result of being missing in the park during wintry conditions.