WEDNESDAY 3/17/2021 2:33 p.m.

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (ABc4) – Authorities have confirmed that the body found in American Fork Canyon is that of missing Saratoga Springs hiker Robert “Bobby” Healey.

Sgt. Spencer Cannon of the Utah County Sheriff’s Department says that the body was found before noon on Tuesday by a helicopter near the mouth of the American Fork Canyon.

Since Monday, crews have been searching for 28-year-old Healey. Described as an avid hiker, Healey hadn’t been seen since noon on Sunday.

Crews were able to get a ping from his cellphone, which helped narrow down their search to the mouth of American Fork Canyon.

He adds that it appears an accidental fall was involved, describing the terrain in that area as being extremely rugged.

Original Story: Crews find body in American Fork Canyon

TUESDAY 3/16/2021 12:26 p.m.

AMERICAN FORK, Utah (ABC4) – Search and rescue crews in American Fork Canyon have located a body during their search for a missing hiker.

Sgt. Spencer Cannon of the Utah County Sheriff’s Department says that the body was found before noon on Tuesday by a helicopter near the mouth of the American Fork Canyon.

Since Monday, crews have been searching for 28-year-old Robert “Bobby” Healey of Saratoga Springs. Described as an avid hiker, Healey hadn’t been seen since noon on Sunday.

Crews were able to get a ping from his cellphone, which helped narrow down their search to the mouth of American Fork Canyon. Sgt. Cannon says that while they have not confirmed that the body is that of Healey’s, “given the circumstances” and their search efforts, “it’s possible it could be him.”

Sgt. Cannon says the body will be taken to the medical examiner’s office, where positive confirmation will be made.

He adds that it appears an accidental fall was involved, but a medical examiner will be able to better determine that and more information. Sgt. Cannon describes the terrain in that area as being extremely rugged.

Sgt. Cannon says that while they have not positively confirmed the identity of the body, some of Healey’s family members are at the rescue team’s staging area.

“This is a hard thing for them,” Sgt. Cannon said during a briefing, which you can view above. “One, for him to not be found and not be seen for over 48 hours, and now to have this kind of an outcome where we find a body and hope to be able to get a positive identification soon. But it’s really difficult for the family.”

ABC4 will continue to provide updates on-air and online as more details become available.