Vegas (FOX5) -
Zion Park authorities report a 24-year-old Vegas guy has died around the block after falling 100 ft on Saturday.
Authorities were notified the guy was at Heaps Canyon with three buddies as he fell 100 ft, not-roped right into a side canyon on Saturday around 7 p.m.
Certainly one of his hiking buddies remained with him while two others left to obtain help. They could alert park authorities around 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
Save efforts began early Sunday like a helicopter from Grand Canyon Park was delivered to Zion to help. Two Zion Search and Save team people were come to the website from the accident, rose lower and located the guy passed away.
The man’s title is going to be launched after his household is informed.
Zion authorities stated Heaps Canyon is really a strenuous and challenging technical course by having an approximate 3Thousand-feet decent in most cases takes between 12 to twenty hrs to accomplish. The hike includes numerous rappels into cold water and finishes having a final 280-feet rappel towards the Upper Emerald Swimming pool area.
By This summer 6, 2015, Zion had 175 EMS Calls. Time is really a 34 percent increase over this past year. Search and Save has gotten 57 requires help to date this season, in comparison towards the 32 calls for the similar time period this past year. That's a 78 percent increase.