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.