Woman is flown to hospital after slipping, falling at Gunlock Reservoir

ST. GEORGE — First responders were called to Gunlock Reservoir around noon Monday after a woman was reportedly injured and unresponsive.

According to Utah State Parks spokesman Devan Chavez, a woman in her late 20s to early 30s was hiking the waterfalls at the reservoir when she slipped and fell about 60 feet into the water.

The woman was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center via Intermountain Life Flight with head injuries. She was unresponsive but breathing at the time of transport.

The extent of her injuries is unknown at this time.

According to witnesses, the woman was in the water when the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue arrived.

Chavez said the woman slipped and fell from the same area where a cliff-jumper died on May 31.

“These areas are very beautiful but they can be very dangerous if the proper precautions are not taken,” he said. “Enjoy the outdoors, but please remember to stay safe.”

This report is based on statements from police, other emergency responders or witnesses and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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