SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say they've found the body of a 17-year-old hiker at the bottom of a 400-foot cliff in Little Cottonwood Canyon.
Police told The Salt Lake Tribune that Draper resident James Wade was hiking with his family at Lisa Falls on Saturday but left them to go a little further.
Detectives said the family started worrying when he hadn't returned after about 45 minutes, and called for help.
Search and rescue crews used a drone to help locate Wade's body, which was airlifted out.
Unified Police Department Detective Ken Hansen says family members described Wade as an outstanding student.
Hansen said the incident was the fourth or fifth search and rescue mission this summer in the Lisa Falls area, which features big rocks and cliffs.
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