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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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.

 

Lost Climber on Johnson Mountain

July 22, 2016 Posted by: Zion National Park

The reporting party (RP) had not been climbing, but had received multiple texts messages from the subject saying he was in need of help. Rangers were able to meet with the RP and make contact with the subject via text message, but communication was difficult due to poor service in the area.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Shorthaul out of the Subway

May 14, 2016 Posted by: Zion National Park

Zion Dispatch was notified of a male in the technical portion of the Subway Route had suffered a lower leg injury when navigating a water hazard.

 

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