Tucson woman missing while hiking in Utah found dead

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) — The Tucson woman who disappeared while hiking in Utah last weekend has been found dead.

Zion National Park confirmed on Tuesday August 23 that the body of Jetal Sutariya Agnihotri was found in the Virgin River near the Court of the Patriarchs in the park.

According to the University of Arizona Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences, Agnihotri was a graduate student of the school.

“Our deepest sympathy goes out to the friends and family of Jetal Agnihotri,” said Zion National Park Superintendent Jeff Bradybaugh.

Nearly 200 people helped in the search for Agnihotri, which was washed away by floodwaters on Friday.

Agnihotri was among several hikers who were swept away by rushing waters in the popular Narrows area of ​​the park, known for its dramatic red rock cliffs and narrow canyons, in southern Utah near the border of arizona.

All hikers except Agnihotri were tracked down and stranded until water levels drop.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.