A person has been discovered alive seven weeks after he was reported lacking in the Grand Canyon in Arizona.

Stephen Coleman, 60, from Portland, Maine had final been seen on December 20 on the South Rim of the world-famous canyon.

The Grand Canyon National Park Service (NPS) mentioned he was believed to be touring alone and had indicated he was going climbing.

It added that Coleman had left his belongings with a good friend to take care of earlier than he ventured down into the Grand Canyon. However, he by no means returned to select up his stuff.

Stephen Coleman, 60, from Portland, Maine had final been seen on December 20 on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Grand Canyon National Park Service

The service introduced a lacking particular person search on Sunday and put out an enchantment on Twitter, saying Coleman might have been a transient touring in the Arizona space from Maine. Officers described him as a black male, 6ft in peak and weighing 160 kilos, with brown eyes and balding brown hair.

Sharing a poster with an image of Coleman, the tweet mentioned: “Missing Person Search Underway on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Stephen Coleman, 60, of Portland, Maine was last seen on Dec. 20, 2020, on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.”

Missing Person Search Underway on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Stephen Coleman, 60, of Portland, Maine was final seen on Dec. 20, 2020, on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Call or textual content 888-653-0009 in the event you noticed or talked to Stephen Coleman. https://t.co/fo4TdwNpAn pic.twitter.com/tGt7DHXiWB

— Grand Canyon NPS (@GrandCanyonNPS) February 7, 2021

But hours later, the NPS tweeted once more to announce that Coleman had been discovered at round midday close by—seven weeks after he was final seen. The service mentioned: “On February 7 at approximately 12:00 p.m. Stephen Coleman was located outside of Grand Canyon National Park.

“Coleman is protected and in good well being and is not reported as a lacking particular person.”

Missing Person LOCATED: On February 7 at approximately 12:00 p.m. Stephen Coleman was located outside of Grand Canyon National Park. Coleman is safe and in good health and is no longer reported as a missing person. pic.twitter.com/Rae8pvWzGJ

— Grand Canyon NPS (@GrandCanyonNPS) February 7, 2021

This is simply the newest lacking particular person thriller to be solved in latest months.

In October, a human cranium, which had been sitting on somebody’s mantlepiece in Tennessee for a 12 months, was recognized as a person who went lacking eight years in the past.

District Attorney General Russell Johnson revealed in a Facebook publish how the stays belonged to a person named Junior Willie McCann, who was reported lacking in September 2012.

DNA testing proved that the cranium on the unidentified particular person’s mantel did in truth belong to a neighborhood man who was final seen alive virtually a decade in the past. The physique half was on the shelf sporting sun shades, earlier than the macabre discovery was made by authorities.

In 2019, a person who was kidnapped as a child from a Chicago hospital maternity ward 55 years earlier was tracked all the way down to rural Michigan. His mother and father Chester and Dora Fronczak appeared earlier than the media in 1964, pleading for the return of their new child son Paul.

On April 26, a lady dressed as a nurse went into Dora Fronczak’s room at Michael Reese Hospital, saying she wanted to take her day-old child away to be checked by a health care provider.

The girl by no means returned and the FBI spearheaded what was, on the time, the largest manhunt in town’s historical past, involving 200 officers and 175,000 postal employees. However, all of them drew a clean.

More than 5 and a half many years later, the thriller kidnapping appeared to have been solved, after Paul—now middle-aged and dwelling below a unique title—was discovered in Michigan.