Man dies May 17 in Determination Tower fall

A man from Plain City, in Weber County, Utah, fell nearly 45 feet to his death while hiking about a mile south of Determination Tower on Thursday, May 17, according to Lt. Kim Neal of the Grand Country Sheriff’s Office.

Malan Checketts, 34, was hiking in the area and suffered a fatal injury just after 5 p.m.

According to Neal, Checketts was not on an ATV when the accident happened but had hiked to the area where the fall occurred.

A Classic Air helicopter, Grand County Search and Rescue, Grand County Emergency Medical Services and GCSO deputies responded to the scene of the accident.