Californian Couple Slipped and Fell to their Deaths at Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, UT

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Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, UT. Credit: Adam Skalecki | Unsplash

Two people died and another was injured when they fell near Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, UT early Friday morning, authorities have said.

Conditions on the trails were ‘wet and slick’ at the time, causing the three people to fall into the lower bowl area below Delicate Arch, according to Grand County Sheriff’s Office release.

A 60-year-old woman and 65-year-old man were both found dead. A third person, a 30-year-old man, was flown to a local hospital, the release said.

delicate arch, slipped, died, Utah
Arches National Park, UT

The group may be related, and are believed to be from California, the sheriff’s office said.

The Delicate Arch is a “widely recognized symbol of the state of Utah and one of the most famous geologic features in the world,” according to the National Park Service website.


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