Wife found dead, husband rescued in Utah’s Zion National Park


A 31-year-old woman was found dead in Utah’s Zion National Park after her husband reported that the couple had experienced symptoms of hypothermia while camping in the park.

The man told authorities the pair were taking a permitted 16-mile hike in the Narrows section of the park on Tuesday when they got “dangerously cold” at night, the national park said in a statement Thursday.

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The 33-year-old man went out for help Wednesday morning, but search and rescue teams determined the woman had died after park visitors and first responders attempted first aid, the statement said.

The injured man was taken to the Zion Emergency Operations Center.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner and the National Park Service are investigating the woman’s cause of death.

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