CASTLE DALE — A 60-year-old man died in the San Rafael Swell on Tuesday after falling 130 feet during a hiking trip.

The Denver man was with three other people when he fell, according to Emery County Sheriff Lamar E. Guymon. He first slipped and tumbled 30 feet, then fell again and plummeted to a ledge 100 feet below.

After the fall, one of the other hikers climbed down from the mountain and drove about 15 miles to I-70 seeking help. He contacted a Utah Highway Patrol officer, who then alerted the sheriff's office.

The body was retrieved from the Baptist Draw area and is being autopsied by the state medical examiner.