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Updated Information on Missing Hiker at Zion National Park

Currently, search operations for John Fiske Burg are ongoing at Zion National Park.

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News Release Date: September 30, 2021

Contact: Amanda Rowland

SPRINGDALE, UT – Currently, search operations for John Fiske Burg are ongoing at Zion National Park. Zion National Park Rangers along with Washington County Sheriff’s Office are continuing to investigate this missing person case and are requesting your assistance in the locating of John Fiske Burg.  

Mr. Burg is 79 years old, 5’9” and 220 lbs. He has brown hair, brown eyes, and no facial hair. He may possibly be wearing the following items: little yellow jacket, blue osprey backpack, shorts, ankle high hiking boots, and a white visor hat with neck guard. 

Please see the attached flyer for recent photos of Burg. 

Mr. Burg was last seen on September 28th, 2021, at approximately 7:00 a.m. MT leaving the La Quinta hotel in Kanab, Utah. Burg is staying there with a group of 50 hikers and stated he may hike the Canyon Overlook trail. Burg's vehicle was found at the trailhead of the Canyon Overlook Trail. It is unknown at this time when Burg arrived at the trailhead. 

If you have any information regarding this individual, contact the NPS ISB Tip Line at (888) 653-0009. 



Last updated: September 30, 2021

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