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Man Dies After Fall in Zion National Park



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ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) -- A California man is dead after a fall in Zion National Park.

Park officials say Keith Biedermann, of Garden Grove, California, was with two others canyoneering in the Heaps Canyon area.

The group had completed the 285-foot final rappel out of the canyon and were in the upper Emerald Pools area when the 48-year-old fell to his death. It is not clear what caused the fall.

The canyon is temporarily closed while the incident is under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff's Office and the National Park Service.

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Information from: The Spectrum, http://www.thespectrum.com

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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