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Virginia man dies while canyoneering in Zion National Park


SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — A Virginia man has died while canyoneering in Southern Utah’s Zion National Park. Park officials said 31-year-old Andrew Arvig of Chesapeake was on a trip with two other people in the park known for its spectacular red-rock cliffs. The group started through Heaps Canyon Saturday but had trouble negotiating the last few rappels. Arvig accidently rappelled past a small rock ledge where he needed to re-anchor his rope before rappelling all the way to the ground. His two companions used their ‘pull line’ to rappel to the perch, but Arvig was stuck. A rescue was delayed by poor cell reception but crews recovered his body Sunday.

Associated Press

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