Zion National Park: Rescuers continue search for a passenger after flash floods in Utah


More than 20 people searched for Jetal Agnihotri of Tucson, Arizona near the Virgin River on Saturday Zion National ParkAccording to park officials.

A media release from the park said rangers received a report on Friday afternoon that several pedestrians had “swept their feet” from a flash flood in the Narrows near the Temple of Sinawa.

“Park Rangers and other members of the Zion Search and Rescue team responded quickly to the incident and we are continuing our efforts,” park superintendent Jeff Bradybag said.

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The release said rangers found an injured passenger who had been swept several hundred yards downstream. The man was taken to the hospital for treatment.

“Other rangers climbed the Riverside Walk and found several hikers, isolated from the high water on higher ground,” the release said. “Rangers instructed them to stay in their place till the water receded and then helped to provide them security.”

Rangers also interviewed groups of visitors exiting the Narrows and Riverside Walk to ensure they were not missing anyone, the release said. The officials later came to know that Agnihotri had to leave ahead of time due to the narrow journey.

The affected areas have been closed for public access.

there are many states under the hour of the flood through Sunday morning. The storm was forecast to move into the Southern Plains region and Louisiana over the weekend.


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