Dehydration Suspected as Cause for Injury on Angels Landing

June 17, 2015 Posted by: Zion National Park
On June 1, 2015 rangers received a transferred 911 call reporting that an adult male was "down" and unconscious on Angels Landing. Park medics began hiking in and located the man at Scout Lookout, where he was being attended by ER physicians visiting the park. The individual was evaluated by medical personnel, given fluids and evacuated by wheeled litter to a waiting ambulance at 12:30 pm. The individual had been traveling for 24 hours and had consumed little water or food prior to the start of the hike. Dehydration is suspected.

Angel's Landing , Search and Rescue, Dehydration

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  1. Debbie
    June 18, 2018 at 10:41

    My husband and I were on the trail that day. We were passed by the rescue group in Refrigerator Canyon and reached Scout's Lookout shortly before they started back down the trail with the patient. He was very lucky that an ER Doc was on hand and others on Angel's Landing had extra water to help cool him down before the rescue crew arrived.

  2. Sam
    July 16, 2015 at 05:59

    Omg. That's ridiculous. You have to prepare!

  3. June 19, 2015 at 08:09

    Zion has water stations at the bus stops near each of the trail heads. It has the best park facilities anywhere. This traveler has no excuse of being so unprepared.

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