Man dies in Zion National Park
Updated: 9/19/2012 6:51 pm | Published: 9/19/2012 6:26 pm
Zion National Park, Utah (ABC 4 News)- One man has died after becoming stuck while descending a rock ledge along the Subway trail.
The man was descending with a partner, both were unfamiliar with the route. The partner had descended before the man who caught and could not free himself.
His partner went for help, but being unfamiliar with the exit route became lost after darkness hit.
Wednesday morning the lost man called in park rangers for assistance. Park search and rescue teams located the man who had died and found his lost partner.
The names of the men involved have not been released pending notification of relatives. The two had a park permit to be on the Subway trail.
The Subway trail can be a deceiving and difficult trail. The nine mile hike requires rappelling and ascending skills.
Park rangers say this serves as a good reminder about the importance of being prepared and knowing your limitations.
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