Climber dead, brother rescued in Utah canyon

HANKSVILLE, Utah — Authorities say a 70-year-old Colorado man died in a climbing accident but his 57-year-old brother was rescued after being stranded for at least three days on a ledge in a remote Utah canyon.

Wayne County sheriff’s official Tal Ehlers tells the Salt Lake Tribune that rescuers began looking the men in No Man’s Canyon near Hanksville on Friday, after family members reported them missing following what was to have been a week-long trip.

David Cicotello of Tennessee was rescued by helicopter before noon Saturday from the slot canyon where Ehlers says there was no radio communication.

Cicotello was taken to Moab Hospital. He had run out of water, but Ehlers says he was in good condition under the circumstances.

The body of Louis Cicotello of Colorado Springs was also recovered.


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