Family hike in Bell Canyon turns tragic

SANDY, Utah, Sept. 3, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — A man died Saturday while hiking with his family in Bell Canyon.

The man, approximately 50 years old, experienced a medical emergency and died on the trail, Sandy Fire Department Battalion Chief Eric Larson said.

“It was a little bit of a challenge locating the patient,” Larson said, and because the exact location wasn’t known when the emergency call came in, multiple agencies responded, including Unified Fire Department, Search and Rescue, and Sandy Fire and Police personnel.

The man was not identified, but Larson said he believes the family is from the Salt Lake Valley area.

The incident is under investigation, which is standard procedure. No other information was immediately available.


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