Hiker falls to death in Rock Canyon

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 29 2012 7:22 p.m. MDT

Search and Rescue recovered a body that a hiker found in the mouth of Rock Canyon near Provo Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

PROVO — A hiker Wednesday discovered the body of a man who likely fell to his death, police said.

A Utah Valley University student was hiking in the mouth of Rock Canyon about 11:30 a.m. when he found the body of a 20- to 30-year-old man, police said. The man likely fell between 100 feet and 150 feet.

Police estimate the man's body had been there one or two days. His identity was not released Wednesday.

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