Jul 26, 2010 9:04 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Amazing story of survival: 60 ft. flash flood plunge

Zion National Park officials say three men who were swept away by a flash flood in a canyon were washed over a 40-foot drop and survived. Two of the three men also went over another 60-foot plunge as the water rushed through Spry Canyon on Saturday in the Utah park.

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

Once they were free of the water, 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, Utah. Terry said their names were not being released and had no word on their condition.


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