Man found dead at Zion National Park after medical emergency
ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a man has died at Zion National Park in Utah after suffering a medical emergency.
Park spokeswoman Alyssa Baltrus said Monday that the 59-year old California resident was canyoneering in Orderville Canyon when the incident occurred Saturday afternoon.
He died as rescue crews were trying to reach him. A helicopter retrieved his body early Sunday.
The man’s identity has not been released.
Baltrus said she did not have more information on the man’s cause of death.
In April a 35-year old hiker from Salt Lake City was found dead at the bottom of a popular narrow trail bordered by steep drops in the park. His injuries were consistent with a fall.
The Angels Landing trail offers sweeping, panoramic views but it also comes with dire safety warnings about the danger of falls.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Today’s Top Stories
- Utah Tech student dies after falling from fifth-story balcony
- After a cold November, Utah prepares for another storm
- Avalanche at Snowbird caused by skier, no injuries
- Letters from surviving roommates read at church memorial service for slain University of…
- Lawmakers propose all-day kindergarten bill, UEA fully supports it
- 12 Mason Jar Gift Ideas for the 12 Days of Christmas [with recipes!]
- Senate passes Romney-sponsored bill to fund Great Salt Lake study
- Bob McGrath, original ‘Sesame Street’ cast member, dead at 90
- Elon Musk speaks out on ‘Twitter Files’ release detailing platform’s inner…
- Utah Avalanche Awareness Week is underway