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2 killed, 1 injured after fall at Arches National Park

MOAB, Utah (AP) — A man and woman died Friday morning while hiking in a popular area of Arches National Park in Utah.

Chief Ranger Scott Brown said a 65-year-old man and 60-year-old woman died after falling into the bowl area near Delicate Arch. A 30-year-old man who also fell was hospitalized but his current condition is unknown.

Brown said the three were related.

The Grand County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

No further information was available.


Associated Press


1 Comment

  1. Confusing. The bowl area is right in front of the arch, it is concave portion of the rock and you can easily walk down into it and out of it and is really not that deep. Not sure how one could fall and get killed, but been around long enough to understand anything is possible. However, to understand how this could happen to two people at the same time.
    Behind the arch is a steep drop, and walking the cliff up to the arch has a very steep drop on the right (going up) to the left (going down) but that rock face is extremely wide and you would have to be really off the beaten path to fall off the side edge.
    If I could post a photo I would, I have plenty of them.
    Live in Moab for about six years and walked that delicate arch trail four times.

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