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Fatality at Arches National Park

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Date: February 24, 2023
Contact: Karen Garthwait, 435-719-2142

The deceased was transferred to the Utah office of the Medical Examiner.

MOAB, UT— On the afternoon of February 24, 2023, a 71-year-old male from Massachusetts was hiking in Arches National Park with his wife and son. The individual was witnessed collpasing to the ground and becoming unresponsive. Emergency personnel responded from Classic Air Medical, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Grand County. CPR was performed on the individual, who was then pronounced deceased at the scene.

The deceased was transferred to the Grand County Medical Examiner’s Office. An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service and Grand County.

No additional information is available at this time.

Last updated: February 27, 2023

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