Carl Adrian Vanderklis Bio, Wiki
Carl Adrian Vanderklis has been identified as a 40-year-old man who plunged to his death near a natural waterfall in Utah on Saturday, July 17th, 2021 as he was hiking with his fiancee’s 9-year-old son. The Utah County Sheriff’s Office said he apparently fell while hiking with the boy at Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon.
“Utah Department of Public Safety responded to the area and team members found Mr. Vanderklis about 7:45 PM on a very steep, near-vertical, slope about 1/3 of a mile west of Bridal Veil Falls at an elevation of about 5,800 feet,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
“A team of SAR volunteers made their way to the victim and determined he apparently fell and did not survive his injuries,” they added. It was not immediately clear what led to Venderklis’ fall, but authorities said he may have stumbled or lost his footing. He was likely killed immediately on impact, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office added. The 9-year-old boy who was with him did not witness the fall, they said in a statement.
SAR volunteers Determined he did not survive the injuries
At approximately 7 p.m. Saturday, deputies and search and rescue volunteers, and a Department of Public Safety helicopter responded to the area to locate the missing man. The rescue team found Vanderklis on a nearly vertical slope about a third of a mile west of Bridal Veil Falls.
SAR volunteers made their way to Vanderklis and determined he did not survive the injuries he sustained in a fall. He was discovered at an elevation of approximately 5,800 feet. The body was secured and hoisted off the cliff by the helicopter and then taken to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.
Officials said it is unclear why Vanderklis fell but said it was possible he stumbled or that he slipped on loose material. He was said to have been killed immediately by the fall.