Former Longview doctor dies hiking with family at Grand Canyon

COLORADO - A hiking trip turned tragic for a Fort Worth family with ties to the East Texas area.

Search crews found the body of Sarah Beadle, 38, near Black Bridge in Grand Canyon National Park Wednesday afternoon. Her husband, Scott, confirmed her death via a Facebook post:

According to the National Park Service, Beadle was hiking down the South Kaibab Trail with family members and her backpack was found near the junction of the South Kaibab Trail and the River Trail. Her husband said the group she was with stopped when one of them began to feel dizzy from heat exhaustion. Sarah went to get help, but made a wrong turn and got lost. 

Scott writes:

Sarah loved traveling with her family and sharing so many wonderful experiences with all of us. I thank you all for your continued prayers and support.

A spokesperson with CHRISTUS Good Shepard Health System confirmed Sarah was part of Leading Edge Medical Associates practicing as an emergency medicine doctor at CHRISTUS Good Shepard Longview and Marshall locations from 2012 to 2015.

Bobby Hale, LEMA Practice Administrator, released this statement:

We at LEMA are greatly saddened by the news of Dr. Beadle’s passing.  We had an excellent working relationship with Dr. Beadle for four years ending in December 2015. 

Her cause of death is under investigation.

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