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Rockfall In Zion National Park Injures 3, Closes Some Trails

ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah (AP) — Stretches of trails inside Zion National Park are temporarily closed after a rockfall injured three people over the weekend.


Salt Lake City's KSL-TV reports the incident happened Saturday shortly before 6 p.m. around Cable Mountain.

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Park officials said in a news release that a "substantial" piece of rock broke off and fell about 3,000 feet.


The impact caused a plume of smaller rocks, branches, dust and sand.

The rock landed on the East Rim Trail, which was closed, and the Weeping Rock Shuttle Stop.

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Only one of three injured visitors was taken to a hospital by ambulance. That person's condition was not immediately available.


Others were stranded on the Weeping Rock Trail but were able to make their way down.


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Shuttle service was disrupted for 90 minutes.