German tourist who collapsed and died at Utah’s Zion National Park appeared to have a medical condition

(Erin Alberty | The Salt Lake Tribune) Angels Landing offers sweeping views of Zion Canyon.

A 68-year-old tourist died Tuesday in Zion National Park on the lower portion of the popular trail leading to Angels Landing.

The man, who was part of a tour group from Germany, appeared to have had a medical condition and collapsed while hiking, park spokeswoman Eleanor Siebers said. Crews responded about 2:30 p.m. but were not able to resuscitate him.

The group was on the West Rim Trail, a roughly 17-mile and strenuous path that many take to the iconic Angels Landing rock formation.

The man’s name has not yet been released. He is the second person to die in the park this year.

Last month, the body of a 35-year-old man was found at the bottom of Angels Landing. Investigators later identified him at Pradeep Beryl Solomon. In February 2018, a 13-year-old girl died when she also fell from the trail.

The spot is a popular place for tourists, but the trail is also steep and has chains for hikers to hold as they go over sharp dropoffs.

Also on Tuesday, a Provo man died at Quail Creek State Park, roughly 30 miles to the west of Zion National Park in southern Utah’s Washington County. Zackary Mansfield, 24, was found dead about 11:30 p.m.

He had been fishing with a friend, and the two had walked aways apart on the shoreline. When the friend didn’t see Mansfield for a few hours, he called the police. Officers discovered Mansfield facedown in shallow water. It is unclear if he drowned or had a medical incident prior to being in the water.

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