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Authorities believe heat to blame for hiker death near The Wave

Authorities believe heat to blame for hiker death near The Wave

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By Carter Williams, KSL.com
 |  Posted Jul 31st, 2018 @ four:30pm

 


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KANAB — Authorities believe heat factored within the death of a hiker whose frame was once situated in southern Utah Monday evening.

The frame of Christophe Pochic, 49, of Belgium, was once situated by means of two Bureau of Land Management officers in a while after nine p.m. near The Wave, in accordance to Kane County sheriff’s leader deputy Alan Alldredge, in a remark.

Alldredge mentioned Pochic was once mountain climbing The Wave along with his 16-year-old when Pochic “became disoriented and wanted to go the wrong way.” The teenager went towards the trailhead to to find lend a hand and also referred to as his mom, who contacted government in a while after 7 p.m.

He discovered different hikers who helped seek for Pochic for about 3 hours and Kane County sheriff’s deputies additionally replied to the Wire Pass Trailhead to seek for the person. A helicopter additionally aided within the seek till Pochic’s frame was once discovered.

His frame was once taken to Mosdell Mortuary after which transported to the Utah Medical Examiner’s Office in Salt Lake City for an post-mortem.

Alldredge mentioned Pochic was once believed to be in excellent well being and had no clinical problems, and investigators have been treating his death as heat similar.

Temperatures in Kanab have been within the 90s Monday and Alldredge mentioned, “the slick rock area around The Wave can prove to be deadly because of the extreme heat.” He added Pochic had water with him when he died.

Authorities believe heat to blame for hiker death near The Wave Carter Williams, KSL.com

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