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2 hikers missing near Grand Canyon

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Search and rescue teams at Grand Canyon National Park are currently looking for two missing backcountry hikers.

Officials say they started looking for the hikers Saturday night, after they received an alert from an emergency beacon.

The beacon pinpointed the hikers location near the confluence of Tapeats Creek and Thunder River.

When officials arrived at the location, they found a group of hikers who told rescuers that two people in their group lost their footing and were swept down Tapeats Creek.

The first hiker is described as a 62-year old woman, with blond hair and green eyes. She is 5'5" and around 145 lbs. And was wearing khaki shorts and a blue/green shirt.

The second hiker is a 14-year old male with black hair. He is 5'10'' and around 105 lbs. He was wearing black Nike shorts and a white long sleeved Columbia t-shirt.

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