Hiker killed in fall from Angels Landing at Zion National Park identified

Posted at 3:55 PM, Mar 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-06 17:30:13-05

ZION NATIONAL PARK – A hiker was killed in a fall at Zion National Park Friday.

Authorities said hikers found the body of 45-year-old Tate Ryan Volino, of Osprey, Florida, in Refrigerator Canyon along the West Rim Trail just after 8 a.m. Friday.

Park officials said Volino was cold with visible signs of trauma consistent with a high-elevation fall from Angels Landing.

A search and rescue crew recovered the man’s body.

The West Rim Trail was closed at the Grotto from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Officials have not confirmed what led to the fall or how far Volino fell.

“We are all very saddened by this accident and profound loss,” Jeff Bradybaugh said, Zion National Park Superintendent. “Our deepest condolences go out to the Volino family, friends and loved ones.”

His fall comes two days after Zion National Park announced Angels Landing and numerous other climbing routes were closed because of the nesting Peregrine Falcons.

Volino leaves behind a wife and two sons, ages 13 and 15.

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