Hypothermia Suspected in 2 Fatalities in Utah Canyon

Arizona Central reports hypothermia is suspected as reason two Brigham Young University students attempt to swim Choprock Canyon and wound up drown at the Egypt Trailhead in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

John Anderson, 25, of St. David, Ariz., and Brad Underwood, 24, of Tucson, Ariz., were found in 10 to 15 feet of water and had been subject to a massive manhunt involving three helicopters and 15 groud crew. in the Choprock Canyon area about two to four miles from the Egypt Trailhead, where their car was found last weekend, said Garfield County sheriff’s officer Terry Cooper. Helicopter airlifted the bodies.


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