EMERY COUNTY, Utah, June 13, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — The body of a 48-year-old Carbon County man was found Monday afternoon near his campsite in Emery County after he didn’t return from a night hike, officials said.
Dispatch received a call Monday morning from a camper saying that his friend had walked away from camp around midnight to go for a night hike and had not returned, Emery County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
ECSO personnel and the Emery County Search and Rescue Team members responded to search the steep, rugged area around the camp, the news release said.
The Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter was called to assist, but was on another mission.
Ground crews continued to search until the helicopter arrived.
The helicopter crew located the missing man’s body in rugged terrain in the Swinging Bridge area and utilized their hoist in the recovery.
The man has not been identified by officials pending notification of family members.
His official cause of death has not been determined.