Are U.S.A. national parks safe?

On Sunday, October 4, 2020, a 25-year-old man fell to his death at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Arizona. When authorities recovered his body, they found the remains of other hikers who had suffered the same fate.

A climber at Glacier National Park was killed on July 21, 2020, after falling several hundred feet off a ridge known as The Dragon’s Tail.

A string of accidents in Grand Canyon National Part in 2019 involved multiple people falling to their death.

An Israeli teen fell off the cliff edge of Nevada Falls at Yosemite National Park in 2018 after posing for a photo opportunity.

A man was boiled to death and “dissolved” after falling into one of Yellowstone’s thermal pools in 2016.

These tragic reports are just a few of the many accidents in America’s National Parks every year.

How do people die in U.S. National Parks?

  • Drowning

  • Motor Vehicle Crashes

  • Fall/Slips

  • Natural Death

  • Suicide

  • Environmental

  • Transportation

  • Poisoning

  • Homicide

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