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Canyoneering guide dead after climbing accident in Moab

Nov 13, 2022, 12:00 PM

Image of the Morning Glory Bridge Trail in Moab (Photo courtesy of Utah.com)...

Image of the Morning Glory Bridge Trail in Moab (Photo courtesy of Utah.com)

(Photo courtesy of Utah.com)

MOAB, Utah — A female Canyoneering guide out of Salt Lake City died following a climbing accident on Saturday around 2 p.m.

Grand County first responders say that 21-year-old Emmalynn Herbstritt was unresponsive when they arrived. Herbstritt was later pronounced dead on the scene.

The accident took place at the Morning Glory Arch in Moab.

Grand County sheriff office deputies, search and rescue members, Grand County EMS, National Park Service Rangers, and BLM Rangers all responded to the accident.

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Canyoneering guide dead after climbing accident in Moab