A Texas man is dead following an incident at Dead Horse Point State Park Sunday, according to a statement from Utah State Parks.
The man, 54-year-old Charles Campassi from Houston, was visiting the park with family when he lost his footing and fell about 200 feet. At about noon, the group was hiking the area near the West Rim Trail when Campassi fell. The group is believed to have been approximately 100 yards off-trail, according to the statement.
Officers from Utah State Parks and the San Juan and Grand County sheriffs’ offices responded.
Members of the Grand County Search and Rescue team recovered the body at about 4 p.m.
“The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation extends our deepest condolences to Campassi’s friends and family.
“We would like to remind visitors to always hike within their experience level, stick to established trails whenever possible, and to exercise caution when exploring areas near cliffsides and steep drops,” said the statement.