A hiker watched her friend fall from a 20-foot drop near Zion National Park, officers stated.
She tried to melt the touchdown for the hiker, however she injured herself within the course of, the Kane County Sheriff’s Office stated in a Monday information launch. When she checked on her pal, she realized she wanted to hunt assist.
“She began the long process of hiking out to contact help,” the sheriff’s workplace stated.
Deputies met with the pal and known as a rescue staff and helicopter crew to find the hiker’s physique on Sunday.
The hiker, 55-year-old Jeffrey Bowden from Cedar City, Utah, hit his head during the fall and died, officers stated.
“Crews had to lower Bowden down one level in order to safely reach him with the helicopter hoist equipment,” officers stated.
Bowden and his pal have been mountaineering in a preferred distant space referred to as Fat Man’s Misery, which is east of Zion National Park.
The canyon has narrows and arches. People have gotten misplaced lately as it’s troublesome to navigate, Canyoneering USA stated.
“Fat Man’s is the poster child for ‘hiking with ropes,’” in accordance with Canyoneering USA. “This is a long hike with a big handful of short rappels.”