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 — colder than Zion’s average November low of 37.
Park rangers found the man at Riverside Walk, where other visitors were helping him on the trail. He was then transported to the Zion Emergency Operations Center, officials said.
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Further upriver from The Narrows near the Virgin River, other visitors “administered CPR to the woman before members of the Zion Search and Rescue team arrived. The National Park Service appreciates the efforts of these visitors,” the press release read.
The woman was unresponsive. First responders at the scene also administered emergency aid, but quickly determined she was deceased, the National Park Service said.
The man, 33, and the woman, 31, were not identified by name. And the current condition of the man was not specified.
“The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Utah Medical Examiner’s Office and the National Park Service are still investigating the woman’s cause of death,” the National Park Service said Thursday.
According to the National Park Service, more than 20 search and rescue officers participated in the park’s rescue response.
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Contributor: Associated Press.