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Group of hikers rescued after rockfall in Zion National Park

August 29, 2018

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Zion National Park officials say rescue crews had to retrieve a group of hikers who were temporarily trapped on the popular Hidden Canyon trail after a rockfall.

The Spectrum reports it’s the third time in a little more than a month that the park has had to close the trail due to rock falls.

The statement says Zion’s search and rescue team and a helicopter crew from the Grand Canyon National Park helped transport the nine visitors safely out of the canyon Tuesday.

Park officials said in a statement that none of the hikers who were temporarily trapped behind the rockfall reported any injuries.

The trail is expected to be closed for at least a week while staff monitor the area for more potential rock falls.

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Information from: The Spectrum, http://www.thespectrum.com

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