Zion crews rescue 'dehydrated' missing climber

Zion rescue crews looking for 'dehydrated' missing climber (Photo: DJ Bolerjack / KUTV)

UPDATE: The man has been found and rescued. We will update this story with more details as they become available.

(KUTV) Zion National Park Search and Rescue teams are out trying to locate man who is said to have been hiking on Johnson Mountain, near Watchman trail Friday afternoon.

Park officials said the climber texted his friend saying he could not continue his climb after becoming dehydrated and started cramping.

The man’s exact location is not known but Grand Canyon National Park has a helicopter in the air assisting in the search with hopes that he will be spotted and if necessary be hauled down of the mountain.

Aly Baltrus, Public Information Officer with Zion National Park said they believe he is alone on the mountain.

“It could be a serious incident,” Baltrus said.

As of now, Baltrus said they don’t the seriousness of the climber’s condition.

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