ST. GEORGE — A man who reportedly fell off Angels Landing in Zion National Park on Thursday was identified by authorities Friday as a Utah resident.
According to a press release issued by the park, on Thursday afternoon, a search and rescue was initiated based upon reports from park visitors that someone had fallen off Angels Landing.
On Friday morning, members of the search team located a body at the base of the summit of Angels Landing. According to the preliminary investigation, the man’s sustained injures were consistent with a high elevation fall.
National Park Service officials were informed Friday by the Medical Examiner’s Office that the body located in the park was that of Jason Hartwell, a 43-year-old man, who was living in Draper, Utah.
National Park Service is working with Washington County Sheriff’s Office investigating this incident.
Normal park operations have resumed at Angels Landing.
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