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Man Who Died In 400-Foot Fall At Utah Lake Was From Arizona

Authorities say a man who died in an estimated 400-foot fall from Willow Gulch in the Escalante Arm of Lake Powell in Utah last month has been identified. 

Kane County Sheriff’s officials say the victim was 49-year-old Cory James Christensen and his last known address was Flagstaff, Arizona. They say information and keys found inside the backpack Christensen he was wearing when he fell on Oct. 8 led to a search for a vehicle.  It was located in a Garfield County parking lot about eight miles south of Escalante and about 35 miles from the location of the fall. Based on conversations investigators had with eyewitnesses elsewhere in his travels, it’s believed Christensen was traveling alone.