More than 50 people rescued after Flash floods ravaged Utah national park
About 60 people were airlifted out of Capitol Reef National Park in southern Utah on Thursday after flash floods washed down roads and stranded tourists and park rangers at the renowned tourist attraction.
A spokeswoman for Wayne County, Utah informed KSL that no one was killed and that the only injuries were cuts and scrapes. Seven or eight automobiles were damaged or destroyed as a result of the water.
Roads in southern Utah have been flooded or closed due to monsoon rains that have been sweeping the southwest, prompting an evacuation. A National Weather Service warning had been issued for Thursday. Wayne County spokeswoman Kassidee Brown, however, said that despite this, a “excessive” amount of people visited the park.