A Sandy, UT, man was killed Wednesday after slipping and falling 400-feet while hiking in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
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Jed Homer, 68, was hiking from the summit of Mount Raymond in the Butler Fork Area with a friend when he slipped and fell. Upon reaching him, his friend discovered that Homer had suffered a fatal head injury.
Later that afternoon, Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue helped the friend down the mountain, and a Department of Public Safety helicopter hoisted Homer’s body from where he fell.
According to police, both men were experienced hikers, and the death was a “tragic accident.”
Mount Raymond is a 10,253-foot (3,125 m) mountain in the Wasatch Range in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, that is partially within the Mount Olympus Wilderness and is also known as Little Water Peak, Mill A Basin Peak, and Porter Peak.