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Death Investigation/ American Fork Canyon

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Alpine Paramedics and Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue respond to American Fork Canyon.

On Wednesday, August 7, 2002 at approximately 1:06 P.M. Alpine Paramedics and Search and Rescue with the Sheriff's Office responded to the Timpanogos Cave Trail in American Fork Canyon. A 58 year old male was hiking up the trail with his wife and two children. The 58 year old male fell to his knee's at approximately 3/4 the way up the trail. The wife to the 58 year old male was a nurse and started CPR on the victim. Alpine Paramedics and Search and Rescue responded and brought the victim down the mountain. The 58 year old was transported to American Fork Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The family was visiting here from Yucca Valley, California. Sgt. Dennis Harris/ Public Information Office/ Utah County Sheriff Office