UPDATE: A hiker reported missing in Zion National park has been found Saturday afternoon, according to the National Parks Service.
John Fiek Burg was found by Nelis Air force members around 3:30 MT on Oct. 2nd above Lodge Canyon in the park.
Burg was treated on scene and then transported to St. George for further medical attention
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 79-year-old man missing in Zion National Park told other hikers he was going to hike the Canyon Overlook Trail before he disappeared, according to a National Park Service news release.
John Fiske Burg has been missing since Wednesday morning when he left his hotel in Kanab, Utah, where he was staying with a group of about 50 hikers.
Burg’s vehicle was found at the head of the Canyon Overlook Trail.
He is described as 5-feet-9-inches, 220 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a light yellow shirt, shorts, a white visor hat with a neck guard, and black and red Salomon hiking shoes. He was carrying a dark backpack with a two-way radio hanging from the left shoulder strap.
Anyone with information regarding Burg’s whereabouts is asked to call 1-888-653-0009, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or submit a tip online at go.nps.gov/SubmitATip.