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Man found dead at Zion National Park after medical emergency

(Rick Bowmer | AP) This Sept. 15, 2015, file photo, shows Zion National Park near Springdale, Utah. Authorities say a man has died at Zion National Park in Utah Aug. 31 after suffering a medical emergency.

Zion National Park • Authorities say a man has died at Zion National Park in Utah after suffering a medical emergency.

Park spokeswoman Alyssa Baltrus said Monday that the 59-year old California resident was canyoneering in Orderville Canyon when the incident occurred Saturday afternoon.

He died as rescue crews were trying to reach him.

The man's identity has not been released.

Baltrus said she did not have more information on the man's cause of death.

In April a 35-year old hiker from Salt Lake City was found dead at the bottom of a popular narrow trail bordered by steep drops in the park. His injuries were consistent with a fall.

The Angels Landing trail offers sweeping, panoramic views but it also comes with dire safety warnings about the danger of falls.

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