ST. GEORGE, Utah — Authorities found a body in Zion National Park while they were investigating calls about an abandoned vehicle.

The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/2rNiUjV) the body was recovered on Thursday by park staff. A helicopter was used to retrieve the person.

Authorities were following up on reports of an abandoned vehicle near the Canyon Overlook Trail. The body was discovered at the base of the Great Arch.

The National Park Service and Washington County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the incident. Identification and cause of death are under investigation.


Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com