Authorities ID man dead in Grand Co. canyon fall

MOAB, Utah — Authorities have identified a 32-year-old man who was swinging on a rope in a Grand County canyon before falling to his death.

Deputies say Adam James Weber of the Salt Lake City area died after the accident about 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Day Canyon.

Grand County Sheriff’s Lt. Ken Neal says the man and a woman had been swinging on a rope attached to a cable stretched across the canyon. Neal says the pair reached a canyon wall to rappel down, but the man fell as he was getting out of his harness.

Officials say a medical helicopter crew reached the man while he was still alive, but he later died of his injuries.

The woman wasn’t hurt.

This is the third climbing-related death in Grand County this year.


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