Physique Of Lacking Hiker Discovered In Zion Nationwide Park

The physique of an Arizona lady who was swept up in a flash flood at Zion Nationwide Park in Utah final Friday was discovered within the Virgin River downstream from the Narrows the place she had been climbing. A park launch despatched Tuesday afternoon stated the physique of Jetal Agnihotri, of Tucson, was discovered Monday in the river close to the Court docket of the Patriarchs, about six river miles down from the Narrows.

Torrential rains flooded the favored Narrows slot canyon simply to the north of the Temple of Sinawava on the ground of Zion Canyon, with the raging waters knocking a number of hikers off their toes close to the Temple of Sinawava. Rangers who responded to the flood discovered an injured hiker who had been swept downstream a number of hundred yards. A Nationwide Park Service ambulance transported the hiker to a hospital. Different rangers hiked up Riverside Stroll and located a number of hikers who have been remoted by excessive water on excessive floor. Rangers directed them to stay in place till water receded after which assisted them to security.

All through that afternoon and night rangers interviewed teams of tourists exiting the Narrows and Riverside Stroll to make sure they weren’t lacking a member of their social gathering. At the moment, no hikers have been reported lacking. Nonetheless, later that night time the Park Service acquired a report that the 29-year-old Agnihotri was overdue from a visit within the Narrows.

A video shot by the girl’s brother of the flood waters captured photos of two folks being swept downstream, one in all who was believed to be Agnihotri.


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