Nevada national park ranger falls; fatally hits his head on rock during astronomy festival

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A Nevada National Park ranger died Friday after he tripped and fell on a rock during an astronomy festival, officials said.

Bryce Canyon National Park Ranger Tom Lorig was guiding a visitor to a shuttle bus around 11:30 p.m. when he reportedly tripped and fell.

Lorig became unresponsive after hitting his head against a rock. All life-saving efforts from EMS, fellow rangers, and bystanders were unsuccessful.

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    “As our community processes and grieves this terrible loss, we extend our deepest condolences to all of Ranger Lorig’s family and friends,” Park Superintendent Jim Ireland said.

    “We also want to express gratitude to the National Park Service and Garfield County emergency services staff who responded as well as to the bystanders who assisted NPS first responders.”