A woman died from hypothermia while hiking in Zion National Park: officials

Zion National Park canyons and blue skies
Zion National Park has some incredible views.Asif Islam/Shutterstock
  • A woman died on Wednesday in Zion National Park, according to the National Park Service.

  • The woman and her husband both showed signs of hypothermia during a 16-mile hike.

  • A 22-year-old tourist died in the park in August after being swept away by flood water.

A woman died while hiking in Zion National Park on Wednesday after showing symptoms of hypothermia according to the National Park Service.

The unnamed woman, 31, started showing signs of hypothermia while walking on a 16-mile hike through the Narrows section of the park with her husband, the NPS said in a statement. Her husband was also showing signs of hypothermia as the temperature dropped dangerously cold overnight, the statement said.

According to the NPS, the couple stopped around a mile and a half from a paved trail early on Wednesday morning and the woman's husband continued without her to try and find help. Park rangers found the man being helped up the trail by other visitors. Other visitors found the woman further along the trial and administered CPR on her until members of the park's rescue team arrived, the National Park Service said.

The woman's death is still under investigation by the National Park Service, the Washington County Sheriff's Office, and the Utah Medical Examiner's Office, according to the National Park Service. The Washington County Sheriff's Office did not immediately return Insider's request for comment on Saturday.

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