Hiker’s body recovered in Zion

Zion National Park officials learned that the body found April 18 was that of Pradeep Beryl Solomon, a 35-year-old man who went missing while visiting the park on April 16, according to Zion National Park officials. Solomon was from Salt Lake City.

Solomon had told friends that he was visiting Zion National Park and was planning on hiking Angels Landing on April 16. His roommate reported him missing at 2:30 p.m. on April 17, after he had failed to return home. Rangers started looking for Solomon that afternoon and were able to locate his vehicle in the park’s visitor center parking lot, according to the statement.

The injuries sustained were consistent with a high elevation fall, probably from the Angels Landing Trail, according to the preliminary investigation. The Washington County Sherriff’s Office is the primary investigating agency. More information may be available once the investigation is complete.