Search and Rescue Blog

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Every year, park rangers and search and rescue (SAR) personnel respond to approximately 250 emergency incidents in Zion National Park. In an effort to prevent these emergencies, the park will post certain incidents on this blog with the hope that everyone can learn from these experiences.

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Meet Chase, Zion Preventative Search and Rescue Ranger

January 29, 2015 Posted by: Zion National Park

Preventative Search and Rescue (PSAR) is an attempt to prevent incidents from turning into accidents through education.


Injured Hiker Rescued from Pine Creek Canyon

November 15, 2014 Posted by: Zion National Park

On November 15 2014, a group of three was rappelling through Pine Creek Canyon. A member of the party jumped off an obstacle about five feet into a pool of water and suffered a significant lower leg injury.


Climber Dies After Fall at Zion National Park

October 19, 2014 Posted by: Zion National Park

A rock climber, male, age 47, died Sunday afternoon, October 19, 2014, after falling in Zion National Park.


Two People Injured Due to Jumping

October 10, 2014 Posted by: NPS

Over a span of ten minutes on the afternoon of October 10th, Zion NP received reports of two visitors requiring evacuation by means of technical rope rescues from two separate locations.


Body of Overdue Hiker Found in The Narrows

September 27, 2014 Posted by: NPS

After a large flood, the body of a 34-year-old male hiker was found by park rangers in The Narrows in Zion National Park.


Injured Canyoneer Short-Hauled from Imlay Canyon

July 16, 2014 Posted by: Zion National Park

On Wednesday, July 16, Zion Search and Rescue worked to reach an injured hiker in Imlay Canyon and bring him to safety for medical attention.


Two Narrows Rescues on Memorial Day Weekend

May 26, 2014 Posted by: Zion National Park

Two patients were rafted out of The Narrows due to two different incidents on Memorial Day.


Highline Rescue in Hidden Canyon

May 11, 2014 Posted by: Zion National Park

On May 11, a 23-year-old female fell about 10 feet while climbing up an obstacle in Hidden Canyon.


Five Emergency Calls on a Busy Easter Weekend

April 19, 2014 Posted by: Zion National Park

On Saturday April 19, park rangers responded to four separate incidents in the span of one hour. The next day, rangers responded to an emergency in the Kolob Canyons area of the park.


Noted Climber Killed In BASE Jump

April 01, 2014 Posted by: Zion National Park

On the morning of March 23, Sean Leary, a well-known and accomplished climber and BASE jumper, was reported missing by his wife after failing to return home to California from a trip to the park.


Canyoneer Injured in Jolley Gulch

March 13, 2014 Posted by: Zion National Park

On Tuesday, March 11th, Zion dispatch received a report of an injured canyoneer in Jolley Gulch along the park’s eastern boundary.


Bicyclists Seriously Injured after Illegally Bicycling Through the Tunnel

February 24, 2014 Posted by: Zion National Park

A group of eight bicyclists attempted to illegally bicycle through the Zion-Mt. Carmel Tunnel. Two of the bicyclists hit the tunnel wall and crashed.


BASE Jumper Fatality

February 09, 2014 Posted by: Zion National Park

A BASE jumper died from a failed jumping attempt off Mount Kinesava.


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