2 dead, 5 missing in Zion National Park after flash flood

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ZION, Utah – Two bodies were recovered in Zion National Park and five are still missing after victims were caught in flash flooding, officials confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

The five individuals were canyoneering in Keyhole Canyon when .61 inches fell in less than an hour, said Aly Baltrus, spokeswoman at the park. Baltrus added the canyon drops 1,300 feet, FOX 13 reported.

The people were reported missing Tuesday morning. Baltrus said the victims’ vehicles were found at the trailhead.

Search and rescue crews are waiting for weather to clear before entering the canyon.

This is the second deadly flooding in southern Utah. Twelve bodies and one person is missing after a family was swept away in flash flooding in Hildale Monday evening. Three people were rescued.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flooding warning For southeastern Washington County along with southwestern Kane County. The warning will remain effect until 7:15 p.m.