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CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Police say a missing man whose body has been found likely fell while hiking in mountains east of Cedar City.

Cedar City police Sgt. Clint Pollock says the body of Shaw Phillipsen was spotted by helicopter Wednesday morning. Phillipsen had been missing since Sunday.

Pollack says It appears Phillipsen suffered a fall in the Red Hill area, which is filled with cliffs and large boulders.

Phillipsen was reported missing Tuesday afternoon. Officers learned he had not been seen since Sunday, when he sent Snapchat messages saying he was going hiking in the mountains.

His truck was located Tuesday near a trail about a mile east of Cedar City, but law enforcement and search and rescue volunteers, along with several search dogs, were unable able to find Phillipsen until Wednesday.

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