New York hiker, 24, killed after falling from 80-foot cliff in Utah, sheriff says

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A helicopter crew spotted Schnitzer's body at the bottom of an 80-foot cliff, the sheriff's office said.


A 24-year-old New York man was killed after slipping and falling off an 80-foot cliff whereas mountaineering in Utah final week, authorities mentioned.

Matthew J. Schnitzer and a good friend had been tenting in Cottonwood Canyon for a couple of week when the pair went mountaineering on Thursday, the Emery County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned in an announcement Monday.

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Schnitzer determined to proceed mountaineering alone after the good friend turned again to camp, in accordance with the assertion. When the 24-year-old didn’t return, the good friend searched till midnight however discovered no signal of Schnitzer.

A helicopter crew spotted Schnitzer's body at the bottom of an 80-foot cliff, the sheriff's office said.

A helicopter crew noticed Schnitzer’s physique on the backside of an 80-foot cliff, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
(Emery County Sheriff’s Workplace)

The good friend started trying once more at 7 a.m. however nonetheless couldn’t discover Schnitzer. He then alerted native authorities to his lacking good friend.

Schnitzer appeared to have lost his footing and "slid off the edge" of an 80-foot cliff.

Schnitzer appeared to have misplaced his footing and “slid off the sting” of an 80-foot cliff.
(Emery County Sheriff’s Workplace)

Search and rescue groups regarded for Schnitzer on foot and by helicopter, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned. The helicopter crew ultimately noticed Schnitzer’s physique in a facet canyon on the backside of an 80-foot cliff.

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The sheriff’s workplace mentioned the 24-year-old appeared to have “misplaced his footing on the slope above the cliff and slid off the sting.”

Schnitzer’s household was notified after crews transported the physique from the canyon.

“ECSO extends condolences to Matthew Schnitzer’s household and buddies at this tough time,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.



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