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    AZ - Lou-Ann Merrell, 62, Jackson Standefer (fnd decd), 14, Grand Canyon, 15 Apr 2017

    Grand Canyon teams hunt for trace of McCallie student and grandmother

    Lou-Ann Merrell, wife of Randy Merrell - who helped found the Merrell Boot Co. in 1981 - and Jackson Standefer, 14, lost their footing Saturday during a family trip in the Arizona park and fell into the creek.

    The first hiker is described as a 62-year-old female, 5’5”, 145 lbs, blonde hair, and green eyes. She was last seen wearing khaki zip-off shorts, a blue/green button down short sleeve shirt, and blue water shoes size 8 ½. She was carrying a homemade blue backpack with a maroon fleece and hiking poles attached.
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    Jackson Standefer is described as a 14-year-old male, 5’8’, 105 lbs with black hair. He was last seen wearing black Nike shorts, a long sleeve white Columbia t-shirt with “COLUMBIA” written on the sleeve, and navy blue Chaco sandals size 10. He was carrying a new sage green backpack.





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    http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/35162713...e-grand-canyon
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    So they found their backpacks but no sign of either one

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    Lou-Ann Merrell is "a very experienced backpacker," McOmie said. "If they can get to a spot where they cannot be in the water and stay warm, she's got the skills needed to get them through it.
    except they don't have their gear. So sad, hopefully they will be found but the odds are definitely stacked against them

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    So terribly sad.

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    I have many pairs of hiking boots, and I put my Merrells on today for our four mile hike. I was thinking about Louann and her grandson and I hope they are found safe and ok.

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    Don't mind the misspellings.

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    This situation is so sad. I feel so terribly horrible for Jackson's mother too. She was there when Jackson and Lou-Ann were swept away. They are both still missing, but I wanted to share these happy pictures from Jackson's go-pro. They were having a great time!

    http://www.azfamily.com/story/352218...-posted-online

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    http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/35162713...nd-grandmother

    Celebration of life was today for Jackson and services for Lou-Ann were held on Sunday. ��

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    "Park rangers believe they have found the body of a 14-year-old boy who was swept away while crossing a Grand Canyon river with his step-grandmother almost two weeks ago.

    Jackson Standefer and Lou-Ann Merrell - the wife of Merrell Boots founder Randy Merrell - went missing on April 15 after they lost their footing and fell into Tapeats Creek in Grand Canyon National Park.

    On Friday, authorities say a corpse was discovered by a commercial river trip on the Colorado River at River Mile 152. The body was flown by helicopter to the Coconino County Medical Examiner, which will confirm identification.


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz4fbSHLaSz

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    AZ - Lou-Ann Merrell, 62, & Jackson Standefer, 14, Grand Canyon, 15 April 2017

    heartbreaking

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    RIP Jackson! Very sad!!!!


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    Rip Jackson... Gone too soon.

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    Lou Ann Merrell has also been found? I am somehow confused, only have seen the information for the boy.

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    Wow, I wonder if we'll ever find out how this happened. It's so sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darling136 View Post
    Lou Ann Merrell has also been found? I am somehow confused, only have seen the information for the boy.
    She is still missing according to this article published today at 6 PM: http://wishtv.com/2017/04/29/body-fo...still-missing/
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    Thoughts and prayers going up for Family and Friends. Hoping Lou-Ann is found soon.

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