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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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Dropped 911 Call from the Subway

June 18, 2016 Posted by: Zion National Park

On June 18, 2016 at 6:18 pm Zion Dispatch received a dropped 911 call regarding an ankle injury in the Left Fork (The Subway). The Reporting Party (RP) stated that there were 8 people in the group, one of which was a doctor, and they did not believe they would be able to hike out on their own.

 

June 4th Ankle Injury in the Subway

June 04, 2016 Posted by: Zion National Park

The subject had jumped from the last rappel in the Subway route into a shallow pool of water and injured his ankle. With help from a crutch they were able to move the subject down canyon a bit until, at about 1:45am, when the subject decided he could not continue.

 

Pine Creek Swimming Hole Injury

June 17, 2016 Posted by: Zion National Park

A 46 year old male, heavily intoxicated, had jumped from a cliff into a swimming hole, injured his knee and was unable to move.

 

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