Texas man still missing after week-long search of Grand Canyon

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. -- After six days of searching, Grand Canyon National Park rangers say they are no closer to locating a missing San Antonio man.

Drake L. Kramer, 21, was reported missing by his family on Monday, Feb. 2. He had checked out of the Bright Angel Lodge on the South Rim the previous morning.

According to the National Park Service, rangers have extensively searched the South Rim's developed area from Hermit's Rest on the west side to Grandview on the east side.

Teams have walked along the canyon rim, searched heavily forested areas, utilized dog teams, performed several over-the-rim technical searches, and conducted multiple aerial reconnaissance missions.

Because the search has not turned up any additional clues, the National Park Service said the search will be scaled back to a continuous but limited mode, in which rangers and pilots will continue to search for clues when in the area.

Kramer is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall and 140 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and an olive green sweatshirt.

Fliers with Kramer's photo and description remain posted at various South Rim locations.

Anyone with information is asked to call National Park Service Silent Witness at 928-638-7840.

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