AZ AZ - Morgan Heimer, 22, Grand Canyon, 2 June 2015

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  1. los2188

    los2188 North Carolina Tar Heels..your NCCA Champs!!

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    Morgan Heimer
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    Search on for a missing tour guide Morgan Heimer at the Grand Canyon
    http://www.abc15.com/news/region-no...-tour-guide-morgan-heimer-at-the-grand-canyon
     
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  3. Psychedelia

    Psychedelia New Member

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    Here's his Facebook. He's so excited about his upcoming trip to the Grand Canyon. Hope he's okay! There are more pics and videos on his mom's account, too - she's easy to find.

    https://www.facebook.com/morgan.heimer
     
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    KateB New Member

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    Search mission continues for Cody man in Grand Canyon
    Posted: Saturday, June 6, 2015 1:55 pm | Updated: 3:07 pm, Mon Jun 8, 2015.
    http://www.codyenterprise.com/news/local/article_f78c13f4-0c85-11e5-a738-bba3f70c4364.html
    more at link.
     
  5. cuffem

    cuffem Well-Known Member

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    I wonder when the last time anyone from the group saw him in the boat/raft or on shore?Are they saying he went overboard or left on foot for a hike?
     
  6. cuffem

    cuffem Well-Known Member

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    Ok,I see the above link says they were on a hike but why was he wearing a flotation device while hiking?And if it was on a hike why are they searching river and shoreline and not hiking trail? Am I the confused one or is it the reporting?
     
  7. Savmom

    Savmom New Member

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    Definitely strange...... the limited info makes you :gaah: :thinking: :waitasec:

    And being a guide: wouldn't someone notice if he just walked away? He had to have some outdoorsy type training to be a river tour guide so I can't imagine how he simply "got lost" while being part of a group.

    Where's the interviews with other tour members? Was he taking a potty break & never came back? Scouting for a place to eat lunch? When was the last time anyone noticed he was there? So many unanswered questions.

    If he fell in the water, the Astral flotation device he was reported to be wearing would have kept him above water, at least enough to call for help if nothing else (LINK TO ONE TYPE OF ASTRAL FLOTATION DEVICE)

    I dunno, something seems weird about this whole thing. A 22yo goes mysteriously missing during a GROUP expedition but the info released about the disappearance is pretty much nil :frown:
     
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    pappa rob New Member

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    OK, we don't know what happened. Have you ever been to the Grand Canyon? It's one of the few spots I can think of where you can take three or four steps and end up miles from where you started from. If you're by the river, a misstep or two in the dark. You tumble down an embankment hit your head and end up in the river. No one is going to hear anything. As for hearing as what happened, we're about as high up as you can get on the totem pole as you can get. Most people use the expression "low man on the totem pole" but the lowest one is really the most important.
     
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    steelman Former Member

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    He lost his footing and either fell into something or off of something. That's rugged terrain and an easy place to get hurt.
     
  11. Savmom

    Savmom New Member

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    I live in AZ, a very short drive from the GC, we have been there dozens of times top/bottom/North/South rims so I am familiar with the difficult terrain.

    But he was a tour guide, trained to know what not to do so wandering off or drowning or slipping seems very unlikely IMO. He was a very accomplished outdoors-man (fb is full of his trekking info).

    I think he either met with foul play or took an extended secret vacation. Local chatter seems to think the latter but I'm still on the fence.
     
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    Search for Heimer still on but scaled back
    June 10, 2015
    http://www.codyenterprise.com/news/local/article_de5c0e30-0fc7-11e5-b891-1b0bdc5b4e23.html

     
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    Morgan has been added to NamUs.
    Case Report - NamUs MP # 29029
    Case Information
    Status Missing
    First name MORGAN
    Middle name ELIAS
    Last name HEIMER
    Nickname/Alias
    Date last seen June 02, 2015 16:00
    Date entered 06/10/2015
    Age last seen 22 to years old
    Age now 22 years old
    Race White
    Ethnicity
    Sex Male
    Height (inches) 72.0
    Weight (pounds) 175.0 to 180.0
    Dental Status: Dental information / charting is currently not available
    DNA Status: Samples submitted - Tests not complete
    Fingerprint Information Status: Fingerprint information is currently not available

    https://findthemissing.org/en/cases/29029
     
  15. ms_x_to_the_m

    ms_x_to_the_m Active Member

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    Such a weird case. He sounds like he would be ok enough to survive. Hoping he just took off.
     
  16. pappa rob

    pappa rob New Member

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    I hope he did also, but it's not a place that you'd survive without the right supplies. Depending on where he was it's a four or five day hike out, other places without climbing equipment very unlikely to make it out at all. You might find food but without water you'll not make more than two or three days.
     
  17. tarabull

    tarabull Life is a puzzle.

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    It is interesting to note a comment by a person who worked for Tour West who has logged over 200 grand canyon trips...FWIW. (ETA: TW is the same company Morgan is/was working for...)

    Where is Morgan?

    :candle:
     
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    tarabull Life is a puzzle.

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    tarabull Life is a puzzle.

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    Still nothing? I can't find any updates.
     
  21. ThoughtFox

    ThoughtFox Expecting the Unexpected

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    I got curious about this case and came to see if there were any updates. It's unbelievable that he could disappear without a trace of clothing or his life jacket. The kind of story that gives you chills.
     

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