Woman Identified After Her Body Was Found in a Canyon in Zion National Park | New
UPDATE (June 8) – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has reported the identification of a body that was found Sunday night in Zion National Park in southern Utah.
According to a press release, the victim has been identified as Cassidy Brown, 26, of Springdale, Utah.
“While it is still under investigation, there is no evidence to suggest the cause of death was anything other than a tragic accident at leisure,” the sheriff’s office said in the statement.
The original story continues below.
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – The body of a woman was found Sunday evening in Zion National Park in southern Utah.
Rangers found the body of a 26-year-old hiker in Mystery Canyon on June 6, according to a press release from the park.
Authorities said a search and rescue was launched on Saturday following a report from park visitors who said the woman fell 50 to 80 feet into the canyon.
Rangers said she was canyoning in Mystery Canyon when she suffered injuries corresponding to a fall from a high altitude. A rescue helicopter was dispatched but could not get her out due to the narrow walls of the canyon. Park doctors contacted her shortly before her death.
The investigation is ongoing by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the National Park Service.
Zion National Park is approximately 2.5 hours northeast of Las Vegas.
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