Search scaled back for man missing at Grand Canyon for nearly 3 months

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Charles Lyon (Courtesy: National Park Service)

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park say they are scaling back the search for a Texas man who has been missing for nearly three months.

Park officials say 49-year-old Charles Lyon of Tyler was last seen at a hotel in Tusayan on June 10.

They say Lyon abandoned his vehicle on the canyon’s South Rim along Desert View Drive near Lipan Point on or around June 11 and was believed to be traveling alone.

Beginning on June 11, crews searched extensively by ground and helicopter in the vicinity of Lipan Point and along Desert View Drive but there was no sign of Lyon.

Park officials say the search will continue in a limited and continuous mode.

Anyone who may have seen or talked to Lyon is asked to call the National Park Service at 1-888-653-0009 or leave a tip online at

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