Hiker dies in Utah national park after flash flooding

An Arizona hiker was discovered useless on a path in Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park after a thunderstorm induced flash flooding.

Jeanne Roblez Howell, 64, of Sedona, got down to hike the Fairyland Loop Path at 2pm on Friday however didn’t return by 7pm, according to the National Park Service.

Howell was reported lacking and park officers launched a search alongside the Garfield County Sheriff’s Workplace and Utah Division of Public Security.

The search was cancelled at 1.30am on Saturday when Howell’s physique was found in Campbell Canyon, one mile east of the eight-mile Fairyland Loop.

She was pronounced useless on the scene however no reason behind dying has but been launched.

The NPS says that on the time of Howell’s hike, a thunderstorm hit the northern finish of the park with heavy rain and induced flash floods in dry washes alongside the Fairyland Loop path.

“This can be a tragic occasion, and our deepest sympathy goes out to the sufferer’s family and friends,” said Allana Olbrich, performing Bryce Canyon superintendent, in a press release.

“I additionally wish to specific the park’s appreciation for the assist we’ve obtained from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Workplace and the Utah Division of Public Security.”

Bryce Canyon National Park, based 100 years in the past, is in southern Utah round 4 hours northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada.

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