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Body of missing Boy Scout found in ravine at Zion National Park

Body of missing Boy Scout found in ravine at Zion National Park



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ZION NATIONAL PARK--The body of a missing Boy Scout was found Thursday in a ravine off of a main trail in the Kolob Terrace section at Zion National Park.

Seventeen-year-old Corey Buxton, from Las Vegas, became separated from his Boy Scout group Wednesday afternoon, the second day of a backpacking trip.

A search was launched using ground search teams and a helicopter. The search resumed Thursday morning using search dogs, field searchers and a helicopter.

His body was found Thursday around 3:30 p.m. in a ravine off the Hop Valley Trail.

Officials have not released a cause of death, but have said the extreme heat could have played a role.


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