Grand Canyon rangers search for missing man

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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. -- Rangers in Grand Canyon National Park are searching the Grandview-Hance area for a North Carolina man missing for at least two days.

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The National Park Service says it received word Saturday that a man reported missing to the Coconino County Sheriff's Office might be in the national park.

Sheriff's officials received the initial report Friday evening and determined 43-year-old Andrew Brunelli might be hiking in the Grand Canyon. The Coconino County Sheriff's office received word that Brunelli had not checked out of his motel in Valle, Ariz.

Rangers searching parking areas near major trailheads on the South Rim subsequently found a car that had been rented to Brunelli.

Aerial and ground searchers were under way Sunday.

Park officials say they have no itinerary for Brunelli's visit to the park.

He's described as 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds with short medium-brown hair and gray-blue eyes.

Park investigators are seeking assistance of anyone who has visited the Grand Canyon within the last week and might have seen Brunelli.

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