Grand Canyon Rescue Resumes

Helicopters continue to search for stranded campers
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2008 2:27 PM CDT
26 evacuees bed down in a Red Cross shelter late yesterday in Peach Springs, Ariz.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Rescue operations resumed this morning in the Grand Canyon, as helicopters airlifted campers and residents stranded by severe flooding, the Arizona Republic reports. Around 400 people have been evacuated since yesterday, and rescue workers are still searching for 11 tourists who remain unaccounted for—although the local sheriff says it’s possible those individuals have already left the canyon.