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22-year-old hiker falls 30 feet to his death in Neffs Canyon

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Salt Lake County Sheriff's Search and Rescue
Search and rescue team members at the mouth of Neffs Canyon on May 28, 2022.

A hiker fell 30 feet to his death while hiking in a Salt Lake area canyon on Monday morning.

The victim’s name has not been released but it’s known that he was 22 years old and was hiking with a friend in Neffs Canyon when he fell to his death. Unified Police say that they received the call at around 11 a.m. and that a search-and-rescue team was sent out alongside a medical helicopter.

The man was pronounced dead after suffering serious head injuries. The death occurred in the same weekend as another hiker who died from a fall in American Fork Canyon.

Despite the fall appearing to be accidental, UPD has launched an investigation regarding the event.