Missing Person Search Initiated on the Walhalla Plateau of North Rim

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Clifton Beck lacking individual flyer

NPS File

Information Launch Date: September 16, 2021

Contact: Joelle Baird, 928-606-3154

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – The National Park Services (NPS) is conducting a missing person search at Grand Canyon National Park.

On Tuesday, September 14 at somewhere around 9 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Centre received a report of an overdue backpacker in the vicinity of the Walhalla Plateau on the North Rim of Grand Canyon Countrywide Park.

The backpacker, 66-12 months-old Clifton “Cliff” Beck of Mount Ethereal, Maryland was noted overdue and obtained a backcountry permit to expend two nights on the Walhalla Plateau from September 10-12. Beck was predicted to exit the backcountry of Grand Canyon Nationwide Park on September 12.

On Wednesday, September 15, rangers performed a thorough hasty research and done aerial searching and were unable to find Beck. Today’s functions involve deployment of 9 floor look for groups as effectively as aerial searches through helicopter and set wing plane in the Walhalla Plateau spot.  

Beck is described as 5’10” tall, 160 lbs, balding, with a grey beard. He is considered to be carrying a backpack, putting on climbing boots, and travelling alone.

In addition to the look for and rescue operation, the NPS is also conducting a missing people investigation. Any unique with information on the area of Clifton Beck ought to get in touch with or text the NPS Investigative Solutions Department Tipline at 888-653-0009, fill out the on the net type at www.nps.gov/isb, or mail an electronic mail to [email protected] 



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