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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Out of Water on the East Rim Trail

July 30, 2016 Posted by: Zion National Park

The group reported that they were out of water and afraid that they would not be able to make it back to the trailhead. The group was calling from Stave Spring (which was dry at the time).


Sick in the Subway with Unexpected Overnight

July 23, 2016 Posted by: Zion National Park

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.


Climbers Lost on Mount Kinesava

July 22, 2016 Posted by: Zion National Park

A group of three hikers who were lost on Mount Kinesava. They had run out of water and needed assistance finding the trail off the mountain.


Two Rescues off Angels Landing in One Day

July 11, 2016 Posted by: Zion National Park

In the morning an ER Doctor reported that she believed the subject had sustained a tib-fib fracture of the right leg. Later that afternoon there was a report of a female who was feeling like she was going to faint.


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