On Thursday, Zion National Park Rangers located a body of a 35-year-old hiker. There have been reports that the hiker was missing for a few days.
Authorities reported that the victim Pradeep Beryl Solomon, of northern Utah, went missing on Wednesday, following he did not manage to return from a planned hike at Angels Landing.
On Thursday, the officials confirmed that the body that was located by the Zion National Park Rangers was of Solomon’s. There have been reports that Solomon faced multiple injuries which were consistent with a long fall that he suffered.
Following the incident, one of the leading newspapers of the area reported that there were no reports from the side of the park that talked about a man falling. Instead, the recent rainfall in the area might have made the trail slick, the newspaper added. “The trail can ascend some 1,500 feet above the southern Utah park’s red-rock cliffs”, according to the newspaper.
Talking about the earlier incidents that took place in the area, a 13-year-old girl died previous year following she was hiking with her family on the Angels Landing trail. Besides this, eight similar cases have taken place in the Angels Landing since it got opened in 1919, says Zion’s website.
“Our deepest condolences go out to the Solomon family and friends,” park superintendent Jeff Bradybaugh said in a statement. “We are all deeply saddened by this outcome.”