Two canyoneers rescued and one fatality at the exit of Heaps Canyon in Zion National Park

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The Zion National Park Technical Search and Rescue Team responded to an emergency call at the exit of Heaps Canyon. Rescuers found two canyoneers stranded on a rock perch about 280 feet above Upper Emerald Pools. They also found one canyoneer suspended from a rope about 260 feet above the pool (20 feet below the perch). The canyoneer who was suspended, 31-year-old Andrew Arvig of Chesapeake, Virginia was lowered to the ground and later pronounced deceased by a doctor. The Zion Technical Search and Rescue Team assisted the other two canyoneers with rappelling safely to the ground. https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/two-canyoneers-rescued-and-one-fatality-at-the-exit-of-heaps-canyon-in-zion-national-park.htm

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