Hiker Discovers Deceased Man in Lambs Canyon Near Salt Lake City, UT

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Search and Rescue recover’s the body of a man who died in Lamb’s Canyon, Utah this week. Photo by SLCOSAR

A hiker stumbled upon tragedy today in Lambs Canyon just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. The hiker was following a trail when he ran upon a deceased male and called authorities. Local police suspect that the man had traveled to Lambs Canyon, a popular outdoor recreation area in the Wasatch Mountains, to end his life.

Salt Lake County Search and Rescue who arrived at the heavy scene later wrote in a written statement:

Rescue: # 10 Recovery, Lambs Canyon
Callout Time: 8:41 PM 04/28/2020
Duration: 90 Minutes

SLCOSAR was called out to just after 8:30 PM to do a recovery mission in Lambs Canyon. A hiker in the canyon had come across a deceased male near one of the trails and called 911.

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Rescue teams abided by social distancing protocol and arrived at the scene with gloves and masks.

Today’s event marks the tenth time Search and Rescue teams have been dispatched in Salt Lake County since the start of 2020. 

Suicide is horrible, especially to those close to the victim whom it directly affects. If you are having depressive/suicidal thoughts, please talk to somebody and get help. There is no shame about it and suicide doesn’t just stop things from getting worse — it eliminates the possibility of them ever getting better.

Also, as the weather gets nicer and more people begin recreating outdoors more rescues may be required, so please recreate responsibly.

Rescue teams arrived to the scene with gloves and masks per Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s sanitary requests. Photo by SLCOSAR.


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