(KUTV) — (UPDATE Dec. 2, 11:18 a.m.) -- Two family members who died while hiking in Arches National Park have been identified.
Toshiaki Amimoto, a 65-year-old man and Etoko Amimoto, a 60-year-old woman, of California, died Friday, according to the Grand County Sheriff's Office.
(UPDATE 6:04 p.m.) -- The Grand County Sheriff's Office has released the following information about Friday's deadly falls at Arches National Park:
At approximately 7:30 a.m. this morning, three individuals fell into the lower bowl area below Delicate Arch resulting in the fatality of a 65-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman. The third individual, a 30-year-old man, was flown by Classic Air Medical to Moab Regional Hospital. It appears they were all from California and [they] may be related. Authorities are currently investigating and more information will be released as it becomes available.
(KUTV) -- Two people are dead and another is injured after three people fell into the bowl area below Delicate Arch in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah.
According to Arches National Park Chief Ranger Scott Brown, the fall happened around 7:30 a.m. Friday when rangers got a call about the fall.
When rangers got to the scene, they found two bodies and another person who was injured. That person was airlifted to Moab Regional Hospital.
All three people are from California. The two deceased were a 65-year-old man and his 60-year-old wife. The injured man is 30. Their names have not yet been released by authorities.
Conditions on the trail at Delicate Arch were a mix of rainy and snowy, but rangers say it's too early to speculate what caused all three people to fall.
Brown says it's not common to see fatal falls on the popular trail to Utah's most famous arch but Brown added that weather can make things a little tricky.
The Grand County Sheriff's Office is investigating.