GREEN RIVER Search and rescue teams have recovered the body of a 62-year-old Massachusetts man who apparently fell off a cliff while taking pictures.
Emery County Sheriff's deputies said Douglas Fisher was kayaking on the Green River. He set out on the river on June 6 and was supposed to get out at the confluence of the Colorado River on June 16. The National Park Service began an air search the next day.
Search boats found Fisher's kayak and camping equipment at Bull Hollow, about 35 miles south of Green River. On Tuesday, Fisher's body was spotted in a canyon about a half-mile away.
"It appeared the subject had been deceased for several days," Sheriff Lamar Guymon said in a statement Wednesday. "It also appeared that the subject had fallen from a cliff while taking pictures."
The sheriff's office could not immediately say how far Fisher might have fallen. The man's body was recovered Wednesday before 3 p.m. and was being transported to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy.