PROVO CANYON, Utah County — A 23-year-old man is dead after an accident involving falling debris at Bridal Veil Falls in Utah County, the sheriff’s department said Sunday.
Sgt. Spencer Cannon said bystanders and friends tried to revive the man but he died on the scene. He was visiting Utah from Mexico to attend a family function, said Sgt. Cannon. His name has not been released.
Authorities believe a large tree or rock may have struck the man. The trail in Provo Canyon was closed while police investigated the scene.
Bridal Veil Falls, located just off U.S. 189 in Provo Canyon, is a popular summer spot in part because it is so easy to access from the main road. It stands more than 600 feet tall. A tram used to allow visitors to access the top of the falls, but it closed after a New Year’s Day avalanche in 1996.
Today’s Top Stories
- Former missionary finds hope after becoming an addict
- Proposed bill would make gun owners civilly liable if a gun they lend out is used in a crime
- Plan to retrieve Titanic radio spurs debate on human remains
- Jazz center Rudy Gobert moved to tears by All-Star snub
- Pro-Hong Kong signs were confiscated at the Washington Wizards game
- Utah man critically injured in bike crash at Canyonlands National Park
- 8-year-old skiier injured after falling from Park City chairlift
- Volunteers ready to glean extra fruit around Cache Valley
- Kaysville police, US Marshals arrest man accused of impersonating officer
- Elizabeth Smart reveals details of assault, and what she’s doing about it