About Coconino County

About Coconino County

Encompassing 18,661 square miles, Coconino County, Arizona, is the second largest county in the U.S. but one of the least populated. Our county includes Grand Canyon National Park, the Navajo, Havasupai, Hualapai and Hopi Indian Reservations, and the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in the world. Elevations range from 2,000 feet above sea level along the Colorado River to 12,633 feet at the summit of Mt. Humphreys in Flagstaff.

September 9, 2009

Grand Canyon Search Is Over

Here's the latest news release from Grand Canyon National Park about the search for Andrew Brunelli of North Carolina: http://www.nps.gov/grca/parknews/news_2009-09-09_search.htm

I send my deepest condolences to Mr. Brunelli's family and friends. As always, I wish the ending to this story had been a happy one.


This is a local news item from Mr. Brunelli's home state of North Carolina, filmed before his body was located:

If you can't view the embedded video in the feed, here's the link to the site, so you can view it there: http://johnston.mync.com/site/Johnston/news/story/41336/nc-man-missing-at-grand-canyon-national-park/


Well, I'm off to tidy up my SAR pack, then attend the second evening of this year's Basic Academy with my husband, who's joining the team. I'm going to help out with some of the classes, but sitting in on the rest never hurts. I always learn something new and refresh my memory on everything else. We have a big group this time, with around 30 new recruits attending.


Anonymous said...

As a friend of AJ's please let me extend a sincere thanks to you and your fellow SAR team members.

scottsdalearizonanews said...

Deb - I was following the search for Anthony on the scanner. I was impressed at the large number of people and search dogs looking for him. Was hoping for a positive ending. R.I.P. Anthony Brunelli.