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SANTAQUIN CANYON, UT. (THECOUNT) — Kaylee Marvin, of Santaquin, Utah, has been identified as the victim who died while hiking with a friend in Santaquin Canyon Monday.
Marvin, 16, was climbing when she lost her footing and fell 100 feet down a water chute, near Pioneer Log Chute, a seasonal waterfall in Santaquin Canyon.
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“Obviously this is a huge loss. A beautiful young lady now has tragically passed away from an unfortunate accident,” said Lt. Tom Hodgson with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Hodgson said Marvin, an avid hiker, was with a friend enjoying the nice weather when the fatal slip happened. source
According to UCSO, she was hiking with a friend at the time of the accident. Her father was also hiking in the area.
“She took a misstep – she basically slipped while she was trying to navigate across a log,” Hodgson said.
Marvin fell 100 feet off of Sheer Hill. Initial reports said she sustained serious head and leg injuries.
Officials said the friend, as well as nearby hikers, performed CPR on Marvin until ambulance crews arrived.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
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