Man found dead near Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon

It appears to have fallen while climbing near the waterfall.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) A hiker walks near Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon on Friday, August 14, 2020.

A man died after reportedly falling while climbing in the Bridal Veil Falls area of ​​Provo Canyon.

The man was found dead late Saturday night after the Utah County Sheriff’s office received a call shortly after 7 p.m. that he and a 9-year-old boy, Utah County Sgt. Spencer Cannon said. The boy who walked in front of the man waited a while before leaving the area unharmed, Cannon said.

@UCSO is working on Bridal Veil Falls this morning to recover the body of a grown man who died after apparently falling while climbing Saturday night. Darkness prevented SAR from completing the recovery last night.

– Spencer Cannon (@SGTCannonPIO) July 18, 2021

Darkness in the area prevented a search and rescue team from recovering the man’s body on Saturday night, Cannon said, and the recovery work has been postponed until Sunday morning.

– This is a development story and will be updated.

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