The Washington County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Cassidy Brown, of Springdale, Utah, reports said.
“Although still under investigation, there is not evidence to suggest the cause of death was anything other than a tragic recreational accident,” the sheriff’s office said in the statement, according to FOX 5 of Las Vegas.
She was listed as a guide and outfitter with the Zion Adventure Company in Springdale, its website stated, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Writer Tom Jones – on the outdoor enthusiast forum, Canyon Collective – described Cassidy “Cassy” Brown as “a magnificent human being” and “our dear friend and bright shining light,” the paper reported.
“I was lucky enough to have her as my main adventure partner for a couple [of] years,” Jones added. “That was a good run, and she was always an awesome companion.”
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office and National Park Service were investigating her death.
Zion National Park is about 160 miles northeast of Las Vegas.
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