An Arizona hiker was discovered useless on a path in Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park after a thunderstorm brought on flash flooding.
Jeanne Roblez Howell, 64, of Sedona, got down to hike the Fairyland Loop Trail at 2pm on Friday however didn’t return by 7pm, in response to the National Park Service.
Howell was reported lacking and park officers launched a search alongside the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and Utah Department of Public Safety.
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 explanation for loss of life 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 brought on flash floods in dry washes alongside the Fairyland Loop path.
“This is a tragic event, and our deepest sympathy goes out to the victim’s friends and family,” stated Allana Olbrich, performing Bryce Canyon superintendent, in a press release.
“I also want to express the park’s appreciation for the support we’ve received from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and the Utah Department of Public Safety.”
Bryce Canyon National Park, based 100 years in the past, is in southern Utah round 4 hours northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada.