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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.
Sick in the Subway with Unexpected Overnight
July 23, 2016
A visitor called reporting that there was a group of 7 in the Left Fork of North Creek that had a group member who was very sick and they weren't going to be able to make it out. At about 11:00pm Zion dispatch received another report of the party needing help. At 6:00am on July 23rd a Ranger went to the trailhead to confirm that the party's vehicles were still there.
Several Calls for Assistance During Extreme Heat in June.
July 01, 2015
On June 27, 2015 there were several calls for assistance in Zion Canyon. There were three reports in The Narrows and two on the trail to Observation Point. Temperatures reached 108 degrees that day.
Dehydration Suspected as Cause for Injury on Angels Landing
June 17, 2015
On June 1, 2015 Park medics respond to a medical issue believed to be cause by dehydration.
Last updated: June 30, 2019