Hiker found dead in Little Cottonwood Canyon
By pamela manson
The Salt Lake TribuneFirst published Aug 16 2014 10:35AM
A hiker who was reported missing was found dead Saturday morning in the White Pine area of Little Cottonwood Canyon.
The hiker, Andrew Sharp, 35, appears to have died in a fall, the Unified Police Department says.
Sharp asked a friend in a text message sent about noon Friday to pick him up at 2:30 p.m. that day at the White Pine Trailhead, UPD Lt. Justin Hoyal said. The friend called police when Sharp — who was hiking alone and whose vehicle was found in the Albion Basin area — didn’t show up.
UPD officers and the Utah Department of Public Safety, which sent up a helicopter, searched the area until dark on Friday and resumed looking Saturday, when they found the hiker about 7 a.m. Sharp’s body has been taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy, Hoyal said.
Sharp lived in the Salt Lake Valley, UPD reported in a tweet.