Cedar City Man Dies From Climbing Fall
A Cedar City man is dead after a fall while rock climbing in Cedar Canyon.
Around 5 p.m. Monday, Cedar City dispatch received a call from the victim’s two hiking companions reporting that the 19-year-old male had fallen between 20 to 30 feet, sustaining fractures and a head injury.
The location is just outside of Cedar City and is a popular destination for rock climbers. Officers and paramedics climbed to the injured man and attempted to resuscitate him.
The Iron County Search and Rescue ropes team also responded to assist with getting the victim off the mountainside and down to State Route 14, where a medical helicopter was prepared to transport the victim. Unfortunately, the man died from his injuries before being transported.
The identity of the young man has not yet been released.