Students Rescued From Grand Canyon

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(KPNX) Sixteen Northern Arizona University students and four faculty members were rescued by air after becoming stranded at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

“There’s nobody in danger. Nobody has any health issues. Everyone is doing fine,” said Tom Bauer, spokesperson for NAU.

The group was wrapping up a six-day hike as part of a wilderness education component of the parks and recreation management course.

Roads became impassable for the group’s two vans after about two feet of snow accumulated.

“They were fully prepared. They had satellite phones, their individual cell phones, plenty of provisions,” Bauer said. “They were never in danger, so to speak, they were stuck in the snow.”

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