TOPAZ MOUNTAIN, Juab County — A man who died in a rock slide Thursday has been identified.
Kevin Alan Moore, 57, of Orem, and two friends were looking for topaz in the area when the incident occurred. The friends said he was digging in a hole when a large rock above him broke loose and fell on top of him, crushing him and then rolling off, according to the Juab County Sheriff's Office.
The rock was about 8 feet long and 5 feet in diameter.
The sheriff's office received a call about 3 p.m. Thursday, and rescuers hiked about 1,000 feet up steep terrain. They determined Moore was already dead and began a recovery operation, the sheriff's office said.
The body was recovered by deputies and Eureka ambulance workers.
Investigators said the man had visited the area many times looking for topaz.
— Abigail Shaha
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