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Fatality at Arches National Park

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Date: August 2, 2023
Contact: Karen Garthwait

MOAB, UT— On the morning of August 1, 2023, Grand County Sheriff’s office issued an Attempt to Locate (ATL) for a 66-year-old man from Austin, Texas, who had been reported overdue. Park rangers located the individual's vehicle at the Sand Dune Arch Trail parking lot and initiated a search of the area. The man was found deceased off-trail nearby. An investigation into this incident is being conducted jointly by the NPS and Grand County Sheriff’s Office.

No additional information about the incident is available at this time.

Last updated: August 2, 2023

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