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Missing Bryce Canyon hiker found safe

Posted at 10:17 AM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 20:32:29-04

***UPDATE: Mark Langenbach has been found safe and is doing well, park officials confirmed Friday evening.

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GARFIELD COUNTY, Utah — Officials at Bryce Canyon National Park have put out an alert for a missing man last seen inside the park Wednesday.

Mark Langenbach shared a plan that he intended to hike the 4-mile loop after parking at the Sheep Creek/Swamp Canyon trailhead. He was expected to arrive at his hotel later in the evening, but Langenbach never returned.

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Authorities were able to locate Langenbach's car at the trailhead, but his current whereabouts are unknown.

Langenbach may be wearing tan shorts or denim pants, tan sun hat, glasses, black/green hydration pack and carrying a walking pole.

Anyone with information on Langenbach's location is asked to call the Garfield County Sheriff's Office at 435-676-2678.

Langenbach's disappearance comes just days after a woman missing inside Zion National Park for nearly two weeks was located in relatively good condition.