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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Knee injury near Big Spring

April 21, 2016 Posted by: Zion National Park

A 62 year old male hiking the Narrows slipped, fell and sustained a bilateral knee injury.


Injured Ankle in The Narrows

April 08, 2016 Posted by: Zion National Park

On July 21, 2015  Zion Dispatch received a report of a man with a broken ankle. He was slowly working his way out of the narrows, but requested assistance.


During a Rescue Operation in The Narrows, Rangers Receive a Second Report of an Injury in The Narrows.

July 10, 2015 Posted by: Zion National Park

On Wednesday, July 8 at 10:30 am, Zion Dispatch received a report of a 57-year-old male who fell in The Narrows and suffered a leg injury and was unable to move. During the first rescue, the SAR team received a report of a second injury in The Narrows. A 15-year-old girl had fallen and hit her head.


Injured Hiker Spends Unintended Night in The Narrows Waiting for Assistance.

July 07, 2015 Posted by: Zion National Park

A woman with a lower leg injury, unable to bear wight on the injury, was reported in The Narrows on July 5. Her location was about 6 miles from the trailhead at the Temple of Sinawava. A medic and an EMT were sent in to locate and spend the night with the patient while a float/carryout team was organized for the next morning.


Ankle Injury in The Narrows

July 02, 2015 Posted by: Zion National Park

On Wednesday July 1, 2015, Zion Dispatch received a radio call that a 44-year-old man had suffered an ankle injury. He could not bear weight on the injured ankle and needed assistance.


Several Calls for Assistance During Extreme Heat in June.

July 01, 2015 Posted by: Zion National Park

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.


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