UPDATE: Hiker killed after fall in Little Cottonwood Canyon identified

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MONDAY 10/11/2021 7:09 a.m.

LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah (ABC4) – Authorities have identified the man killed after falling in Little Cottonwood Canyon on Sunday.

Sgt. Melody Cutler with Unified Police tells ABC4 the hiker was scaling a rock face near Gate Buttress when one of the rocks came loose and caused the climber to fall.

The climber has been identified as 25-year-old Mason Boos of Salt Lake City.

Unified Police do not know how far Boos fell from the rock face. They received calls about a fallen hiker around 1:15 p.m. on Sunday.

ORIGINAL STORY: Hiker dies after falling in Little Cottonwood Canyon

SUNDAY 10/10/2021 4:25 p.m.

LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah (ABC4) – A hiker has died after falling in Little Cottonwood Canyon on Sunday afternoon.

Sgt. Melody Cutler with the Unified Police confirms the hiker was scaling a rock face near Gate Buttress when one of the rocks loosened and caused the climber to fall.

Authorities do not know how far the victim fell from the rock face and the victim’s injuries are unknown, but officials have confirmed the climber has died.

Police first received calls about a fallen hiker around 1:15 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. The victim’s identity or gender has not been released at this time.

ABC4 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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