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Three injured in Zion National Park flash flood

Associated Press

ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah – Zion National Park officials say three men who were swept away by a flash flood in a canyon were able to signal for help and be rescued.

Zion spokesman Ron Terry says the men from the Las Vegas area were hiking in Spry Canyon on Saturday when about an inch of rain fell in less than 30 minutes.

Terry says all three men were washed over a 40-foot drop and two of them went over another 60-foot plunge as the water rushed through the canyon walls. One of the men used a headlamp to signal a distress call and an off-duty park ranger spotted the flashing light.

Two of the men were flown to a hospital in St. George. Terry said their names were not being released and had no word on their condition on Sunday.