Missing person search initiated at Grand Canyon National Park

These photos show John Pennington and the motorcycle he may be riding. Photos Courtesy: National Park Service

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Arizona, Feb. 28, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The National Park Service is conducting a missing person search at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona Sunday.

John Pennington, 40, of Walton, Kentucky, was last known to be on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon near Yaki Point, said a news release from the National Park Service. Pennington abandoned his vehicle at Yaki Point on or around Feb. 23, and is believed to be traveling alone. He may be riding a yellow 2005 Suzuki GSX-R600 motorcycle with Ohio plates.

He is described as a white male, 5 feet 11 inches tall and 165 pounds, with hazel eyes and brown hair.

Officials said no further information is being released at this time.

Grand Canyon rangers are asking anyone who may have seen or talked to Pennington or located the motorcycle to call or text the NPS Investigative Services Branch Tip Line at 888-653-0009, or online here by clicking “Submit a Tip.”



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