MOAB — A Utah man fell to his death while hiking outside Moab on Thursday, according to the Grand Country Sheriff’s Office.
Malan Checketts, a 34-year-old Plain City resident, fell approximately 45 feet at 5:05 p.m. and sustained fatal injuries about a mile south of Determination Tower, the sheriff’s office reported. He was hiking when the accident occurred.
Checketts had been in a group riding ATVs in the area, but he was not on an ATV at the time of his fall, the sheriff’s office said.
A medical helicopter, Grand County Search and Rescue, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office and Grand County EMS responded to the accident.