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Utah man dies in fall from Angels Landing at Zion National Park, officials say

By Ashley Fredde, KSL.com | Posted - Mar. 5, 2021 at 4:37 p.m.



SPRINGDALE — The body of a hiker who reportedly fell while hiking Angels Landing at Zion National Park has been identified, the National Park Service announced Friday.

In a press release, National Park Service said that a search and rescue began on Thursday afternoon after several reports from park visitors that a hiker had fallen from Angels Landing.

On Friday morning, search and rescue teams located a body at the base of the summit of Angels Landing. The release said that a preliminary investigation showed that the person had injuries consistent with a high elevation fall.

The person was identified as Jason Hartwell, 43, of Draper.

Normal park operations have resumed, according to the release. The National Park Service said they will continue to work with Washington County Sheriff's Office, which is the lead agency on this incident.

Further information was not released.

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