Haunting video footage appears to show a 22-year-old Arizona tourist being swept away in terrifying floodwater in Utah’s Zion National Park three days before her body was found.
The clip shared by KUTV2 shows at least two people clinging to downed chunks of trees as they sweep past in a torrent of muddy water.
One woman shouts “Dad!,” possibly at one of the two people visible in the clip, as another helpless onlooker gasps, “Oh my God!”
The brother of Jetal Agnihotri — whose body was found Monday after a massive search — fears the chilling footage captures the final moments of his sister, who he previously revealed could not swim.
“We believe it’s her,” the brother, Pujan Agnihotri, told the local station.
His sister had been hiking with friends through a well-known slot canyon called The Narrows on Friday afternoon when the group was swept downstream by flash floodwaters overtaking the Virgin River.
Monsoon rains had increased the amount of water flowing there by a staggering 8,229 gallons, officials said.
Park rangers quickly found an injured hiker who had been swept downstream several hundred yards, as well as several hikers who were isolated by high water on high ground.
Rescuers initially believed that everyone had been accounted for — until hours later, when late Friday someone reported Agnihotri still missing, the National Park Service revealed Tuesday.
Park rangers searched through the night, with extra help mobilized the next day, with swift water trained rescuers, search dogs, and more than 170 emergency responders, the National Park Service said.
The Tucson tourist’s body was finally found Monday, about 6 miles south of where she had been swept away by the Narrows, officials said.
“Our deepest sympathy goes out to the friends and family of Jetal Agnihotri,” said Zion National Park superintendent Jeff Bradybaugh.
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