Richard Jacobson’s body was recovered about 700ft below where he fell
A 21-year-old hiker who tried to take a photo on an アリゾナ mountaintop fell to his death earlier this week, 当局は言った.
Richard Jacobson was camping with a friend on top of the Flatiron Trail summit at the Los Dutchman State Park. He slipped and fell approximately 700ft and died on Monday, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said.
The police received an emergency call around 12.45am on Monday from his friend, 識別されていない人.
Jacobson went “to the edge to take a photo” and lost his footing when he slipped, the sheriff said.
His body was retrieved from the Flatiron peak in the Superstition Mountains in the east of the Phoenix metropolitan area, with the help of a helicopter from the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
“He slipped and fell,” Sergeant Doug Peoble told Fox10. “I can tell you that during our investigation, そこ [そうだった] no signs of foul play. No signs of drug use whatsoever. It was just a very tragic accident.”
He added that Jacobson’s friend was “very distraught” to be left there to hike back and, それで, was also airlifted from the site. “He was torn up pretty bad emotionally. We were able to get a helicopter to him,” said Sgt Peoble.
による hiking website AllTrails, the 5.5-mile-long Siphon Draw Trail is one of the popular ways to reach Flatiron peak. The hike takes an average of 4 完了するまでの時間.
Reviewers on the website called it a tough and challenging hike, while warning of avoiding “fatigue related slips and falls”.
「「[私] live nearby and have seen many a helicopter evacuation, typically about 1/2 way down around the saddle,” Bill Howard, a reviewer said.