Teenager Falls To His Death While Snapping Pictures At Utah Canyon

According to his relatives, a 19-year-old hiker in Utah died last weekend after falling to his death while snapping pictures at Moonscape Overlook.

Teenager Falls To His Death While Snapping Pictures At Utah Canyon

According to his obituary and FOX 13 Salt Lake City, 19-year-old Jonathan Fielding was hiking with friends last Saturday near Hanksville, Utah, when the disaster happened. He was new to the state. About three hours away, in Orem, Utah, was where he lived.

“While the passing of Jonathan was unexpected, we take some comfort knowing that he was doing what he loved at the time of the accident,” his obituary said, “He was on a photo shoot with friends in the beautiful Utah wilderness where he loved to be.”

Fielding’s sister Rebecca called the “tragic accident” a cautionary tale.”

“It was a tragic accident, but Jonathan should be a cautionary tale to anyone who hikes or does photography,” she posted on Facebook. “No view is worth the suffering that your family and friends will go through. No view is worth the risk that rescuers face when trying to save people and recover bodies.”

Fielding’s family maintained a donation page, praising him as a “great example of selfless love.”

His parents, grandparents, and five sisters all survive him.

Fielding was an Eagle Scout and a pole vaulter in high school while growing up in Missouri. In addition, he belonged to the Latter-day Saints Church of Jesus Christ.

“Jonathan truly cared about others. He would genuinely listen to you. He was truly a friend in every sense of the word. He had many friends and was an influence for good,” his obituary said. “While Jonathan’s time in life was limited, his impact on others was not. He was loved by many. He will be missed by all that knew him.”

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