The Morning Call, Tuesday, April 26, 2005
Michael A. Morgan, 26, of Upper Macungie Township, and a psychology major in the ACCESS program at DeSales, died after he fell down a 700-foot rock face while visiting the Canyon de Chelly National Monument in Arizona. Morgan would have received his bachelor's degree in August. According to park officials, deaths in the park are infrequent, happening about once every three years. A park service official stated there is nothing suspicious about Morgan's death, as evidence suggests it was a tragic slip, trip or fall. The park is inside the Navajo Nation's reservation. Locals in the park noticed Morgan's car abandoned at an overlook. Officials believe Morgan visited the same site a day or two earlier and was on his way out of the park when he stopped back at an overlook to take some pictures. Searchers from the park service, the Navajo Nation and the county sheriff's office found his body at the foot of a sheer canyon.
Press Release: Upper Macungie man found dead in Arizona | Posted on: 4/26/2005
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