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Hiker dies at Zion National Park

May 6, 2024, 8:18 PM | Updated: May 7, 2024, 10:31 am

A picture of Zion canyon taken from Scout Lookout....

Part of a panorama taken from Scout Lookout, where a hiker was found and pronounced dead on May 6th. (Photo: Mike Godfrey) View of Zion Canyon from Scout's Look out in Zion National Park. Taken mid-March.

(Photo: Mike Godfrey)

SPRINGDALE, Utah- A hiker who was found unresponsive Monday afternoon in Zion National Park has been pronounced dead.

According to a Zion National Park press release, the man was first found at Scout Lookout, the closest point to the famous Angel’s Landing that is accessible without a permit.

Rangers treated the hiker for more than an hour before he was pronounced dead. More than 30 people were involved in responding to the situation.

“The park would like to thank Intermountain Life Flight for their support on the incident.” the park said in the press release.

The West Rim Trail was closed during the initial response and has since been reopened.

Washington County Sheriff’s office is currently investigating the cause of death for the man. His age and identity have yet to be confirmed.

This story is ongoing and will be updated.

Related: National Park Service being sued for switching to cashless entry

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Hiker dies at Zion National Park