Body found after search crews called out for northern Utah man missing in Zion National Park

Photo: Zion National Park

ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah, April 18, 2019 (Gephardt Daily — A body was found Thursday as search and rescue crews scoured an area of Zion National Park for a missing Northern Utah man.

As of Thursday afternoon, officials had not said whether the body found was that of the man being sought.

A statement released Thursday morning by Zion National Park said a a 35-year-old man from northern Utah told friends he would be hiking in Zion National Park on Tuesday, and had not been heard from since.

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The man’s roommate reported him missing when he had not returned by Wednesday afternoon, the statement says.

“Searchers are currently conducting a methodical ground search,” the park statement says. “Air support will be called in if needed.”

A vehicle belonging to the missing man was located in a park lot, the statement. The missing man’s name has not been released.

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