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Officials searching for missing hiker at Zion National Park

Oct 1, 2021, 8:54 PM | Updated: Oct 2, 2021, 9:27 am

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Officials at Zion National Park are looking for John Fiske Burg, who has been missing since Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. Photo: National Park Service

SPRINGDALE, Utah — Officials at Zion National Park continued their search Friday for a missing hiker.

John Fiske Burg, 79, has been missing since Tuesday, Sept. 28 at the La Quinta hotel in Kanab around 7 a.m.

He had been staying at the La Quinta hotel with 50 other hikers. According to authorities, Burg had stated that he had a desire to hike the Canyon Overlook Trail. 

Search for missing hiker focused on popular Zion trail

Burg is 5-foot-9-inches and 220 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes, with no facial hair. Authorities say he may be wearing a light yellow shirt, with a backpack and shorts. 

His car was discovered at the trailhead of the Canyon Overlook Trail. According to authorities, it is not known when Burg arrived at the location.

As a result, the Overlook Trail and Pine Creek Canyon remain closed as authorities continue their search.

Authorities are asking for the assistance of the public in locating Burg. If you have information on where Burg is, you are asked to call (888) 653-0009.

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Officials searching for missing hiker at Zion National Park