Helicopter crew finds body of Utah camper who had been missing for six days

(courtesy of the Summit County Sheriff's Office) Search crews found the body of South Jordan resident Ray Humpherys, 66, on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 near the Middle Fork drainage area, about a mile and a half from the camp site where he was last seen.

A search and rescue crew flying a state helicopter spotted the body of a Utah man on Tuesday.

Ray Humpherys of South Jordan died at age 66. He had been missing for six days after he left his family campsite to fetch water.

A spotter aboard the Department of Public Safety helicopter saw his gray clothing about 3 p.m. Tuesday and led search crews to his body, which was in the Middle Fork drainage area about 1½ miles from where he was last seen July 18.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office said his injuries were "consistent with the harsh terrain and environment."

“We are glad there is closure, but of course we are sad at the outcome,” said Summit County Lt. Andrew Wright.

Through the Sheriff’s Office, the Humphreys family declined to comment.

Hundreds of volunteers have helped in the search, though that volunteer effort ended Monday.

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