A body of a missing hiker has been found below Angels Landing in Zion National Park.
A search and rescue team found the body of the 19-year-old Savannah McTague on Thursday. McTague, a Zion Lodge employee from Maine, had been out hiking on Angels Landing late afternoon on Wednesday with two of her coworkers.
The coworkers reported her missing about 5:30 p.m., saying they believed she had fallen from the Angels Landing trail — a 5.4 mile path that includes steep climbs and drop-offs.
The park was under flash-flood warning on Wednesday because of heavy rains in the area. At first light on Thursday morning, searchers found McTague’s body beneath Angels Landing, park officials reported. Her injuries were “consistent with a high elevation fall,” according to a news statement from the park.
“Our deepest condolences go out to the McTague family and friends,” Jeff Bradybaugh, Superintendent Zion National Park, said in the news statement. “Savannah was part of the Zion family. This fatality has been especially hard on Zion Lodge and park staff.”
Park rangers and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office are still investigating and may release more information, park officials said.