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Arches National Park (UT) Falling Fatality

Discussion in 'Archives - Yahoo Canyons Group' started by Tom Jones, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. Tom Jones

    Tom Jones Guest

    From the Park Service Morning Report:

    On Sunday, March 27th, an 18-year-old man from Orem, Utah, fell to his death near the boat ramp area along the Colorado River. The fatality was within the legislated boundary of Arches National Park but occurred in a section of land that is patented to Grand County for recreational purposes. The fall was not witnessed, but evidence suggests that he was scrambling up a cliff when he fell approximately 15 to 20 feet, then tumbled another 15 to 20 feet. He sustained massive facial and head trauma in the fall. Although he had companions with him that day, they'd left the area. His body was found late in the afternoon, but it's believed that he fell earlier in the day. The Grand County Sheriff's Office is taking the lead in the investigation.

    Short fall, bad consequences. Gruesome.

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