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.
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