Sixteen Dead, Four Missing as Flash Floods Hit Zion National Park

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer
AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

From the Daily Mail:

Heavy rain sent flash floods coursing through a narrow slot canyon in southern Utah’s Zion National Park, killing four people and leaving three others missing, officials said Tuesday night.

The deaths come after 12 people died when fast-moving floodwaters swept away two vehicles on Monday carrying women and children near the Utah-Arizona border, about 20 miles south of the park. One person remains missing from the small polygamous town of Hildale.

In Zion National Park, four bodies were found a day after the group of four men and three women set out Monday to hike down the canyon, park spokeswoman Holly Baker said. They went canyoneering before park officials closed slot canyons that evening due to flood warnings.

‘Another tragedy for our state. Reeling right now,’ Utah Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox said on Twitter.

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