Hiker dies after fall near Angels Landing at Zion National Park

Hiker killed by fall on Angel's Landing trail in Zion National Park (Photo: DJ Bolerjack / KUTV)

(KUTV) - The body of a female hiker was discovered in Refrigerator Canyon on the West Rim Trail late this afternoon.

Park officials say the fall is consistent with a high elevation fall, "possibly from the Angels Landing Trail" according to a preliminary investigation.

“This is an extremely sad event. Our thoughts go out to this visitor’s family,” said Jeff Bradybaugh, Superintendent Zion National Park.

Investigators are still trying to determine the exact cause of death and the identity of the hiker.

More information will be available after the investigation.

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