Man dies in fall at Lake Powell

By Graham Dudley, | Posted - Oct. 9, 2020 at 9:07 a.m.

PAGE, Ariz. — A man fell to his death from Willow Gulch in the Escalante Arm of Lake Powell Thursday morning, officials said, marking the 13th death this year at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Dispatchers were notified about the fall about 9 a.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the National Park Service. A nearby vessel had witnessed the man’s fall and attempted to render aid, but a medical professional on board pronounced him dead upon recovery.

The Park Service and Kane County Sheriff’s Office worked together to retrieve the deceased man and move him to Salt Lake City, where they say his death will be investigated.

No further information, including the man’s name and age, was immediately released.

"The National Park Service reminds visitors to be cautions when recreating in our national parks," the release says. Just days ago, another man fell to his death near the Glen Canyon Dam on the Arizona side of the recreation area. Officials discovered another set of human remains at the base of the overlook while recovering the fallen man’s body.

Graham Dudley

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