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Texas woman dies after going missing in the Grand Canyon

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Texas woman dies after going missing in the Grand Canyon

By Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com | Posted - Aug. 3, 2017 at 10:45 a.m.



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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK — A 38-year-old Texas woman has died after going missing in Grand Canyon National Park.

Sarah Beadle of Fort Worth, Texas, was hiking the South Kaibab Trail, according to the National Park Service. Her body was recovered by a search team Wednesday afternoon, according to KXAN, a Texas news outlet.

Beadles had a reservation at the Bright Angel Campground for Tuesday but never made it to the campground. Her backpack was found near the junction of the South Kaibab Trail and the River Trail.

Beadle was hiking in the park with her two children, ages 10 and 11, when one of the children began feeling dizzy from heat exhaustion after running out of water, KXAN reported. Beadle's husband told KXAN that Beadle left the children in a safe location while she went ahead to get water and help.

Beadle got lost at some point along the trail and park rangers suspect she died of heat exhaustion, KXAN reported. Another hiker found her children, gave them some water and escorted them to camp. Search and rescue was notified and began searching for Beadle Wednesday morning.

Beadle was a former doctor in Longview and Keller, Texas.

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