Day: March 5, 2021

Body found inside Grand Canyon believed to be missing Kentucky man

A body believed to be that of a Kentucky man previously reported missing at Grand Canyon National Park was found along with a motorcycle inside the canyon, park officials said Thursday. Searchers on Wednesday found the body believed to be that of John Pennington, 40, of Walton, Kentucky, approximately 465 feet below the South Kaibab Trailhead, officials said in a statement.

Evidence found with the body indicated it was Pennington, who was believed to have entered the park on or about Feb. 23, the statement said.

A rescuer is seen during recovery operations at the Grand Canyon on March 3, 2001. 

National Park Service

“The body was transported to the rim by helicopter and transferred to the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office,” the statement said. 

On Sunday, the National Park Service announced a search operation for Pennington.

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Man’s body, motorcycle found 465 feet below Grand Canyon rim, National Park Service says

The National Park Service said they believe they have found the body of a missing Kentucky man in the Grand Canyon.

National Park Service personnel located a body and motorcycle Wednesday below the South Kaibab Trailhead of the Grand Canyon after a multi-day search, officials said in a statement.

Officials said the person is believed to be John Pennington, 40, of Walton in northern Kentucky. Pennington has been missing since Feb. 23.

The identification was based on evidence found with the body. The body has been transferred to the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office, officials said.

Park rangers said in a statement that the body was found 465 feet below the rim and was taken out by helicopter.

Jan. 23: 1 dead, 2 critically injured after tour bus crashes on way to Grand Canyon West

A missing person flyer issued by the National Park Service for John Pennington.

A missing person flyer issued by the National Park Service for John Pennington.

Pennington was

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‘Raya and the Last Dragon’: Disney’s New Princess Movie Streaming

A lone figure blasts across a barren wasteland, riding a single rolling wheel like a Suzuki motorcycle, face masked and emitting a very full-metal-Furiosa energy — this is our introduction to the hero of Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon, a cold opening served medium-hot. Centuries ago, in a world known as Kumandra, nations were united and dragons filled the skies. Then a plague known as “the Druun” swept in, a purple haze that turned man and beast temporarily to stone. It was eventually repelled by a jewel that contained the combined energy of those magnificent, scaly creatures, who remained statues even as Homo sapiens regained their mobility.

The bonds that held folks together had been frayed beyond repair, however. Tribes formed, each named after dragon parts: Fang, Talon, Spine, Tail. Those who rallied under the moniker of “Heart” protect the Dragon Gem. A brave man named Benja

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