Zion National Park visitor dies while hiking in Narrows with husband

A woman died in Zion National Park this week, the National Park Service said, and her husband was rescued as he sought help.

According to a press release on Thursday, the man told rescuers the two became “dangerously cold” overnight – with symptoms consistent with hypothermia – after beginning their 16-mile hike through The Narrows, a well-known area of ​​the park on Tuesday. .

The married couple stopped walking towards the north end of Zion’s Riverside Walk, a paved path. The man went for help Wednesday morning while the woman stayed behind, the park service said.

According to AccuWeather, temperatures at Zion National Park ranged from a high of 55 degrees to a low of 14 on Wednesday β€” colder than Zion’s average November low of 37.

USA Today

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