Police ID hiker found dead in Zion National Park

Police ID hiker found dead in Zion National Park

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ZION NATIONAL PARK — Police identified the hiker Monday who was found dead in Zion National Park early Friday morning.

Tate Ryan Volino, 45, was discovered at the bottom of Refrigerator Canyon along the West Rim Trail with injuries that indicated he fell from the Angels Landing Trail, according to investigators.

Fellow visitors hiking the West Rim Trail found his body around 8:20 a.m. Friday and called 911.

Park law enforcement responded to the call, and a search and rescue team recovered Volino's body. Authorities reported that his body had visible signs of trauma.

Volino is from Osprey, Florida, and is an author and volunteer. He leaves behind a wife and two sons, ages 13 and 15 years old.

"We are all very saddened by this accident and profound loss," Zion National Park superintendent Jeff Bradybaugh said in a news release. "Our deepest condolences go out to the Volino family, friends and loved ones."

More information will be released as it is received.

Liesl is a reporter at KSL.com, section editor of KSL Tech and a student at Brigham Young University. You can email her at lnielsen@ksl.com and follow her on Twitter at @liesl_nielsen.

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