Utah man falls to his death near Bridal Veil Falls; 9-year-old boy hikes down alone

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Adrian Vanderklis (Facebook/Utah County Sheriff’s Office)

SPANISH FORK, Utah — Law enforcement authorities say a Utah man fell to his death near Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon on Sunday.

The man had been hiking with a 9-year-old boy, the son of his fiancee, who came down the mountain on his own.

The area is a popular hiking spot just outside of Provo.

The boy’s mother called for help on Saturday, saying she could see her son from below, crying and alone.

Utah County search and rescuers and a Department of Public Safety helicopter crew responded.

They found the body of 40-year-old Adrian Vanderklis of Roosevelt at an elevation of about 5,800 feet on a nearly vertical slope as night fell.  His body was recovered on Sunday.

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