A young married couple planned to hike 2.5 miles in Zion National Park in the US state of Utah on Tuesday, November 22.
It didn’t quite go as planned.
On Wednesday morning, the couple was discovered by some tourists – in a ravine.
In a Press release he tells the national park that the gorge they were found in is considered the narrowest trail in the park.
Freeze to death
CBS News writes that, according to the national park, it was very cold at night.
The husband must have gone to get help for his wife and met other people on the way.
They helped carry the husband up the trail, while others went to the wife and performed CPR until emergency personnel arrived.
– Both had symptoms of hypothermia. The woman died at the scene, while her husband was taken to the emergency room for treatment, the park service said.
According to Great Norwegian Lexicon (SNL) hypothermia is reduced body temperature.
– If the body is severely chilled and the person appears lifeless, resuscitation should always be started, they write.
Must have permission
Hikers aren’t allowed to make the 2.5-mile hike without a wilderness permit, according to the national park.
– Flooding and hypothermia are constant dangers. Good planning, the right equipment, and common sense are essential to a safe and successful trip, they write.
Along with the park service, Washington police and Utah coroners are investigating the woman’s death.