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Body of Hiker Identified at Zion National Park

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Date: March 5, 2021
Contact: Amanda Rowland, 435-619-1583

SPRINGDALE, UT – National Park Service officials were informed by the Medical Examiner’s Office today that the body located in the park Friday morning was that of Jason Hartwell, a 43-year-old man. Mr. Hartwell was living in Draper, Utah.


On Thursday afternoon, a search and rescue was initiated based upon reports from park visitors that someone had fallen off Angels Landing. On Friday morning, members of the search team located Mr. Hartwell’s body at the base of the summit of Angels Landing. According to the preliminary investigation, Mr. Hartwell sustained injures consistent with a high elevation fall.


Normal park operations have resumed at Angels Landing. National Park Service is working with Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the lead agency on this incident.

Last updated: March 6, 2021

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