Fundraiser for couple killed by fall in Arches National Park raises more than asked

MOAB, Utah, Dec. 5, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A GoFundMe page that says it was set up by the family of a married couple that fell to their deaths at Arches National Park last month reveals more about the couple.

The couple was identified as Toshiaki Amimoto, 65, and his wife Etoko Amimoto, 60, both from Torrence, California. Their son, who is 30, was seriously injured but survived the fall, from a deeply sloped area near Delicate Arch.

“Mr. and Mrs. Amimoto were such uplifting and wonderful human beings and loved by so many people, the GoFundMe page says.

“As a running club, which they belonged to, we would like to give back what they have given to us and celebrate the wonderful life they lived fully.”

The page, which says donated funds will go to the family, set a modest fundraising goal of $2,000. As of Thursday afternoon, the page had raised $11,810.

The family of three fell at approximately 7:45 a.m. Nov. 28.

“The accident occurred in a sandstone bowl that is adjacent to Delicate Arch,” a news release said. “The weather at the time of the accident was intermittent rain and snow with temperatures in the low 30s.”

Arches National Park personnel, Grand County EMS, Grand County Sheriff’s Office and Classic Medical Helicopter responded to the area of the accident. The injured man was flown to Moab Regional Hospital.

The accident remains under investigation by the National Park Service and Grand County Sheriff’s Office.

Delicate Arch is one of the most well known rock features at Arches National Park. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Palacemusic

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