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USAustralian man dies swimming the Grand Canyon

02:55  06 september  2019
02:55  06 september  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

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Australian man dies swimming the Grand Canyon© Donovan Reese/The Image Bank/Getty Images Originally established as a national monument in 1908, Grand Canyon National Park's status was upgraded to national park in 1919. Encompasses 4,930 sq km (1,904 sq mi) of wilderness.

Park rangers responded to an emergency call of assistance on Tuesday for Kenneth Reece of Tasmania, Australia, who was on a river trip, according to the National Park Service. Reece was swimming in area around Deer Creek Falls, where other members of the river trip rescued him and attempted CPR.

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Anita Kelman camps out under the stars at Kings Creek Station and hikes Kings Canyon ’s rim. Gazing down from a plane high above Central Australia , all appears orange-bronze and desert flat. But once on the ground, the landscape evolves to become vividly varied.

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Responding rangers took over when they reached River Mile 136 but were unable to resuscitate the man.

Reece's body was taken by helicopter to the Coconino County Medical Examiner Office, where an investigation into his death is taking place.

The National Park Service warned that swimming in the Colorado River is different than swimming in calmer bodies of water and that even strong swimmers can be overcome.

"The water can change in depth unexpectedly, going from shallow to deep in just a few steps, and it can have swift, strong currents, waterfalls, cold temperatures, and underwater hazards such as trees and boulders," the park service said.

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