Man found dead in area of Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Timpanogos Cave Trail. Photo Courtesy: National Park Service

UTAH COUNTY, Utah, July 19, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — A volunteer was found deceased on the Timpanogos Cave Trail Thursday morning.

Rangers, Utah County Sheriff’s deputies, search and rescue, and the Lone Peak Fire District paramedics responded to a 911 call of an unconscious man approximately 1.2 miles up the trail just after 6:05 a.m, said a news release from the National Park Service.

“CPR was in progress when rescuers arrived on scene but efforts to revive the patient, 57-year-old park volunteer Kevin Bodily, were ultimately unsuccessful,” the news release said. “Since 2016, Bodily served as a member of the park’s volunteer Trail Patrol Program, often hiking the trail multiple times daily, providing for the safety of hundreds of hikers in the early morning hours.”

Before participating in the volunteer program, Bodily hiked the trail for enjoyment and fitness for more than 10 years and has been recognized by park staff and visitors as an advocate for the park and an example of commitment to fitness in the outdoors.

“Kevin was part of the Timpanogos Cave family,” said park Superintendent Jim Ireland. “Without pay or fanfare, he dedicated himself to being here almost every morning helping others enjoy the park. Our deepest condolences go out to Kevin’s family and friends.”

Officials do not yet know the exact cause of death for Bodily.


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