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Hiker dies from fall at Angels Landing in Zion NP

National Park Service officials were informed by the Medical Examiner’s Office on March 5 that the body located in the park Friday morning was that of Jason Hartwell, a 43-year-old man from Draper, Utah.

On Thursday afternoon, a search and rescue was initiated based upon reports from park visitors that someone had fallen off Angels Landing. On Friday morning, members of the search team located Hartwell’s body at the base of the summit of Angels Landing. According to the preliminary investigation, Hartwell sustained injures consistent with a high elevation fall.

Normal park operations have resumed at Angels Landing. National Park Service is working with Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the lead agency on this incident.

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