UPDATE: Hiker reported missing found in Zion National Park

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John Fiske Burg (Photo courtesy of National Park Service)

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 nps_isb@nps.gov, or submit a tip online at go.nps.gov/SubmitATip.

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