Search and Rescue Blog

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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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July 25th Jumping in the Subway

July 25, 2016 Posted by: Zion National Park

The RP stated that the subject had jumped from a rock just below the last rappel in the Subway and had injured his ankle. A SAR team of 4 with a radio relay was assembled to hike to the subject to get a scene size up. The team was prepared to spend the night and had overnight equipment for the subject.

 

Lost on the Emerald Pools Trails

June 28, 2016 Posted by: Zion National Park

They had lost the trail near the middle Emerald Pool and were needing assistance finding the trail again. There were no injuries in the group, they had plenty of water, but only had cell phones as flashlights.

 

Observation Point Canyon

April 29, 2016 Posted by: Zion National Park

The group had not confirmed that their friend was bringing an extra rope before the party lost cell phone coverage by descending further into the canyon.

 

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