Utah National Parks Seeing Increase In Search And Rescues
Rescues at Utah's national parks are up 68 percent from 2014 — and men in their 20s are the ones most likely to need help.
Recently released statistics from the National Park Service show that most of the search and rescues from last year involved male hikers in their 20s.
Most rescues last year took place in Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks.
Rangers helped 114 people in Zion last year, a 42 percent increase from three years ago.
Bryce Canyon, which is smaller than Zion, had fewer rescues but saw an even greater increase. Rescues there tripled from 19 in 2014 to 86 last year.
There were a total of 193 search and rescues in 2014 in Utah's five national parks and other park service units.