Mon, 30 Jan 2023

ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah: Officials from Utah's Zion National Park have announced that a woman died and a man was rescued and treated for hypothermia after hiking in extreme cold weather.

The married couple, a 31-year-old woman and 33-year-old-man, were hiking on a 16-mile trail through the park, known as the Narrows, the National Park Service added.

The two were not identified by the park service, which confirmed that shuttle drivers said visitors reported an injured man and a non-responsive woman in the Narrows.

Rescuers moved up the Narrows and found the woman near the Virgin River and administered emergency aid, but she had already died, the park service said.

The team also found the man on a trail being helped by other hikers and transported him to the Zion Emergency Operations Center for treatment, it added.

The cause of the woman's death is being investigated by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Utah Office of the Medical Examiner and the park service.

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