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Authorities search for missing hiker, 79, at Zion National Park



Springdale, Utah — The search for a missing 79-year-old hiker closed parts of Zion National Park.

According to authorities, John Fiske Burg was last seen Tuesday leaving the La Quinta Hotel in Kanab where he was staying with a group of 50 other hikers.

It’s believed Burg was headed to hike the Canyon Overlook Trail.

The Canyon Overlook Trail and Pine Creek Canyon remain closed due to the search for Burg.

According to authorities, he may be wearing a light yellow shirt and a dark-colored backpack with a two-way radio hanging from a strap. Burg is 5’9″ and weighs 220 lbs, and has brown hair, brown eyes, and no facial hair. He uses trekking poles.

The National Park Service asks anyone with information on Burg to contact at 888-653-0009.

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