Grand Canyon park rangers recover man’s body from South Rim
Aug 25, 2021, 10:35 AM | Updated: 12:16 pm
(National Park Service Photos)
PHOENIX – Authorities in northern Arizona said Wednesday they believed they have recovered the body of a man who went missing at the Grand Canyon weeks ago.
Rangers at the Grand Canyon National Park discovered a body on the South Rim below Yavapai Point on Monday. Based on what they found on the person, they thought it was Gabor Berczi-Tomcsanyi, 45.
The search for him began Aug. 9 after his car was found parked at the visitor center.
Park officials said they think he arrived on or around July 19.
A welfare check call from Las Vegas police prompted rangers to start looking for the Hungarian national, whose family had reported him missing after a stay there.
Investigators had determined Berczi-Tomcsanyi didn’t have a backcountry permit or room reservations at the park.
A park spokeswoman said it wasn’t uncommon for vehicles to be parked in any of the lots for weeks at a time.
The Coconino County Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.