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Hiker who died after falling from Zion National Park trail identified as park employee

By Jacob Klopfenstein, | Posted - Nov. 22, 2019 at 9:36 a.m.

ZION NATIONAL PARK — A woman who died after falling from the Angels Landing trail in Zion National Park earlier this week has been identified as a park worker, authorities said on Friday.

The body of 19-year-old Savannah McTague, of Maine, was located Thursday, according to a news release from Zion National Park. She worked at the Zion Lodge and was employed through Xanterra, the park’s concessionaire, according to the release.

McTague had been hiking on the Angels Landing trail with two colleagues late in the afternoon on Wednesday, according to the release. About 5:30 p.m., the colleagues reported that she was missing and said they thought she may have fallen.

McTague’s body was found around dawn on Thursday, and she had injuries consistent with a high-elevation fall, according to the release.

“Our deepest condolences go out to the McTague family and friends,” Zion National Park superintendent Jeff Bradybaugh said in the release. “Savannah was part of the Zion family. This fatality has been especially hard on Zion Lodge and park staff.”

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office assisted park officials with the search.

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