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ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — Zion National Park officials say a man who fell to his death last week while hiking in the southern Utah park was a 45-year-old man from Florida.
Park spokesman John Marciano said Monday in a news release that Tate Ryan Volino is survived by his wife and two sons, ages 13 and 15. He lived in Osprey, Florida. He was an author and family man.
Marciano says other visitors hiking the West Rim Trail in Refrigerator Canyon found Volino's body Friday morning.
He says a preliminary investigation indicates the body's injuries were consistent with a high from a high elevation, possibly from the Angels Landing Trail.
Rangers in 2011 made safety improvements to the Angels Landing Trail, including adding warning signs, more chains for hikers to grip while climbing and more steps carved into the rock.
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