A man who was stranded at the bottom of the Grand Canyon for almost three months has been rescued.
John Murchison, 55, was rescued Friday after spending six months at the top of the canyon, which is believed to be the world’s deepest.
The Grand Canyon National Park is the world-famous gateway to the canyon and its namesake.
Murchison was stranded on the canyon floor in the Grand Tetons National Park when he arrived late in 2017 and was unable to make the 20-hour trek back to the Grand Teton.
He had not returned to his family’s home on the Big Island of Hawaii since March, according to a news release from the park.
He was found when park officials decided to send out a distress call in the hope of finding him.
Murtison was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for dehydration and hypothermia, the release said.
He was also prescribed anti-freeze medication, the park said.
The National Park Service will spend up to $5,000 for a rescue boat to transport Murchisons to the top.
Mills and Murchings are being cared for by the National Park Rangers, who were also in attendance at the rescue.
The park is asking people who are stranded on or near the Grand Utopia to stay off the canyon to make sure no one else is injured.
Mummification remains a big issue in the park, according, as it is difficult to bury someone alive in the hot desert heat.