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Fatality at Island in the Sky District at Canyonlands National Park

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Date: May 16, 2022
Contact: Kaitlyn Thomas, 202-763-3440

Moab, Utah – On Thursday, May 12, Canyonlands National Park staff received a report of an abandoned vehicle at Grand View Point in the Island in the Sky district. A search and rescue team of National Park Service and San Juan County personnel was assembled to locate the owner of the vehicle.

At approximately 2:47 p.m, a body identified as Kevin Cox, 63, of Spanish Fork, Utah, was located below the rim at Grand View Point. The body was then transferred to the San Juan County Medical Examiner’s Office. An investigation into the incident currently is being conducted by the National Park Service and San Juan County.

No additional information is available at this time.



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Last updated: May 16, 2022

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