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Officials searching for hiker missing at Zion National Park since Tuesday

Officials at Zion National Park are looking for John Fiske Burg, who has been missing since Tuesday. (Courtesy photo)

SPRINGDALE — Officials at Zion National Park continued their search Friday for a missing hiker.

John Fiske Burg, 79, has been missing since Tuesday, Sept. 28, at the La Quinta hotel in Kanab around 7 a.m.

He had been staying at the La Quinta hotel with 50 other hikers. According to authorities, Burg had stated that he had a desire to hike the Canyon Overlook Trail.

Burg is 5-foot-9-inches and 220 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes, with no facial hair. Authorities say he may be wearing a yellow jacket, shorts, a white visor hat and a blue backpack.

His car was discovered at the trailhead of the Canyon Overlook Trail. According to authorities, it is not known when Burg arrived at the location.

As a result, the Overlook Trail and Pine Creek Canyon remain closed as authorities continue their search.

Authorities are asking for the assistance of the public in locating Burg. If you have information on where Burg is, you are asked to call 888-653-0009.

Mark Jones

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