Man dies from fall at Lake Powell’s Willow Gulch

A man died Thursday morning after falling from Willow Gulch in the Escalante Arm of Lake Powell.

Passengers on a nearby boat witnessed the fall around 9 a.m. and attempted to rescue the man. With the help of personnel from the National Park Service and Kane County Sheriff’s Office, he was retrieved from the water. He was pronounced dead upon recovery by medical professionals aboard the boat that initially responded.

The man’s body will be taken to Salt Lake City, where his death will be investigated. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

This is the 13th death at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area this year.

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