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Utah man falls to death while climbing with fiancée’s son in Provo Canyon

A Utah man died over the weekend while climbing a waterfall with his fiancée’s 9-year-old son, authorities said on Sunday.

The boy, who was uninjured, descended Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon on his own, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.

The man has been identified as Adrian Vanderklis, 40.

Authorities were alerted to the couple’s disappearance by the boy’s mother, who told the sheriff’s office on Saturday night that she could see her son crying, apparently while he was still in the canyon, but his fiance didn’t was not with him.

The boy then told authorities he did not see Vanderklis fall, and the sheriff’s office said the man was unsure if he had slipped on a rock or tripped.

A search and rescue team found Vanderklis’ body shortly before 8 p.m. on a vertical slope at an altitude of 5,800 feet. His body was found on Sunday morning.



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