ZION NATIONAL PARK — A Chinese man was carried out from Weeping Rock trailhead in Zion National Park Friday evening after he hurt his foot as a result of wearing improper footwear.
At approximately 7 p.m., Zion National Park Search and Rescue team, along with members of the Rockville-Springdale Fire Department, responded to a report of a man calling for help near Weeping Rock trailhead in Zion National Park, according to an email sent from Zion National Park spokeswoman Aly Baltrus.
After a short period of searching for him, rangers found him above the Hidden Canyon junction on East Rim Trail. The man was with his wife and son, and they all spoke little English. They had no flashlights for hiking in the dark and the son was not wearing a jacket.
The man suffered from a lower leg injury, possibly an ankle injury, possibly due to the fact that the man was not wearing appropriate footwear. He was wearing slip-on loafers, Baltrus wrote. Responders carried him out.
“I do not know exactly what happened to the man or exactly what the temp was,” Baltrus wrote. “But it was cold and we have signs out warning of icy conditions.”
This report is based on preliminary information provided by responders on scene and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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