Scott Henning, 33, had been hiking in the area above Moonflower Canyon with a friend, and was rappelling into the canyon when he “encountered a problem with the rope and fell approximately 60 feet,” according to a news release from the sheriff’s department.
The incident was reported at 6:27 p.m. when it was called in from the location. “Classic Helicopter was able to transport EMS to the location of the fall victim,” the report said. But “the person died at the scene from the injuries sustained in the fall.
“Grand County Search and Rescue and EMS responded to the area of the fall. The terrain made access difficult and Classic Lifeguard assisted in flying EMS to the patient location. Because of safety reasons the decedent was recovered with the assistance of the Department of Public Safety Helicopter the next day on June 5, 2018. Decedent was transported to the Medical Examiner’s office in Taylorsville,” said the report.