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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK -- A German tourist who the Flagstaff Police Department and Grand Canyon National Park rangers had been attempting to locate since Friday reported in to his family Sunday night.
Park rangers announced they were looking for a visitor from Germany on the same day .
Park rangers announced they were looking for a visitor from Germany on the same day President Barack Obama was touring Grand Canyon National Park.
Authorities say they got a report that Klaus Lauterbach, 20, was missing on Friday, five days after he stepped off a shuttle bus at Maswick Lodge.
Rangers announced Sunday they were looking for the man but had little to go on. It wasn't clear if he was still around the Grand Canyon or had gone elsewhere.
His father told Flagstaff police his contact with Lauterbach was a day before he planned to set off for the park.
Early Monday morning, the Flagstaff Police Department received notification from Klaus' father that his son had called in via mobile phone, reporting that he was alive and well and on his way to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as he continued his tour of North America.
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