Man Rescued from Grand Staircase-Escalante to Leave Hospital

Man Rescued from Grand Staircase-Escalante to Leave Hospital

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The companion of a woman who died when the couple was stranded in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument will be released from the hospital Thursday.

Garfield Memorial Hospital spokeswoman DeAnn Brown said George Metcalfe, 27, was in good condition and would be discharged.

Metcalfe was found by a rancher Monday hiking for help after he and Rachel Crowley, 27, of Quincy, Mass. had become trapped in their rented Jeep by a snowstorm while visiting the monument last week.

A helicopter found Crowley's body about four miles from the vehicle. Metcalfe, who was found about 15 miles from the Jeep, was dehydrated and showed signs of hypothermia.

Metcalfe, a resident of London, arrived in Boston to visit with Crowley, a friend for several years, on Feb. 18. The pair flew to Las Vegas together Feb. 21, telling friends they were planning to visit Zion National Park.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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