SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — Officials at a national park in Utah say a 26-year-old woman has died after falling in a canyon.
Zion National Park officials say in a news release Sunday that visitors reported the woman was canyoneering alone and had fallen 50 to 80 feet Saturday afternoon.
Crews launched a search and rescue effort that closed various areas of the park. Medics reached the woman Sunday evening in Mystery Canyon.
She died a short time later.
Park officials say the woman had injuries consistent with a high-elevation fall.
The National Park Service and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the death.