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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Seventh Body Found At Zion National Park

Above, Checkerboard Mesa in the eastern portion of Zion National Park. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Tragedy stuck in Zion National Park in Utah on Monday when heavy rains caused a flash flood in a narrow canyon killing seven people.

CNN reported:
(CNN)Search crews in Zion National Park in Utah have found the body of the seventh person killed earlier this week in a flash flood, National Park Service spokesman David Eaker said Thursday. 
The flood struck Monday afternoon while a group of seven people were in Keyhole Canyon, a narrow canyon formed by water wearing through rock over the centuries, the park service said. 
Eaker said search teams found the seventh body Thursday morning in Pine Creek Canyon, one of the park's "more technical," difficult-to-reach areas. They had not searched the area, located downstream from Keyhole Canyon, earlier because of the threat of more flash floods, he said.
Keyhole Canyon is located in the eastern part of Zion National Park in a remote area. Permits are required to access this canyon.

My daughter Amber and I visited Zion last June.

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