According to officials, a married couple’s hiking trip in a Utah national park turned deadly when the wife became hypothermic, resulting in her death.
According to a news release from the National Park Service, the couple started hiking in Zion National Park Tuesday and faced cold weather overnight.
According to park officials, the 33-year-old husband left his wife on a trail to seek help early Wednesday. Eventually, other visitors noticed the injured man and helped provide CPR to the 31-year-old woman.
In a news release, Zion National Park officials said first responders administered emergency aid, but she was pronounced dead. More than 20 search and rescue personnel responded to the situation.
Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Utah Office of the Medical Examiner and National Park Service are investigating the woman’s death. Officials did not identify the couple.
In Zion National Park, the high temperature on Tuesday was 49 degrees Fahrenheit, and it dropped overnight into Wednesday morning to 19 degrees Fahrenheit.