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Tragic Final Photos Discovered After Boy And Grandmother Disappear In Grand Canyon

by : UNILAD on : 23 Apr 2017 13:09
Facebook / Mark McOmie

Rescue services searching for 14-year-old Jackson Standefer and his step grandmother LouAnn Merrell have found a camera with the last known images of the pair.

Jackson and LouAnn went missing on April 15 while hiking in the Grand Canyon when they fell and were swept away by water in the park.

After a several days, Search and Rescue teams from the National Park Service wound down their efforts to find Jackson and his step grand mother.

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They had found a GoPro camera that was attached to Jackson’s backpack, the camera was given to his uncle, Mark McOmie, who has shared their tragic last pictures:

Jackson 4-15-17 from Jackson's Go Pro camera.

Posted by Mark McOmie on Saturday, 22 April 2017

Posted by Mark McOmie on Saturday, 22 April 2017

Jackson and Julie Standefer-Merrell

Posted by Mark McOmie on Saturday, 22 April 2017

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The pictures were taken the day of the accident that began the search. They slipped and fell into rushing water while crossing Tapeats Creek in the park, reports the Daily Mail.

Standefer’s step-grandmother LouAnn Merrell is married to Randy Merrell, the founder of the Merrell Boot Co.

The family are planning to hold memorial services despite not yet having found their bodies. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

Topics: News

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  1. Crime Online

    Search scales back for grandmother and grandson still missing in Grand Canyon

  2. Daily Mail

    Tragic last photos of 14-year-old who went missing with his grandmother while hiking in the Grand Canyon are discovered after search crews found his GoPro attached to his backpack