Zion Nation Park officials have released the identity of the man who fell to his death on the popular Angels Landing trail.
Tate Ryan Volino, 45, was discovered March 3, after apparently falling from the trail. Volino was from Osprey, Florida who leaves behind his wife and two sons, 13 and 15. According to the national park, Volino was an author, volunteer and family man.
“We are all very saddened by this accident, and profound loss. Our deepest condolences go out to the Volino family, friends and loved ones,” Jeff Bradybaugh, Superintendent of Zion National Park said.
The climb offers breathtaking views and attracts crowds of hikers in the hundreds of thousands every year.
Park authorities believe the hiker fell from one of the higher points on the t
“[He] had a high visibility of trauma.” John Marciano with Zion Nation National Park said.
He was discovered by a couple of hikers in the vicinity of Refrigerator Canyon. It features a long, steady climb with almost 1,500 feet in elevation gain.