Timpanogos Cave Volunteer Dies During Trail Patrol

Jul 17, 2020, 2:18 PM | Updated: 2:29 pm

FILE: Timpanogos Cave National Monument. (National Park Service)...

FILE: Timpanogos Cave National Monument. (National Park Service)

(National Park Service)

AMERICAN FORK, Utah – A volunteer at the Timpanogos Cave National Monument died during a morning trail patrol Thursday.

Several agencies responded to a 911 call of an unconscious man who was found approximately 1.2 miles up the Timpanogos Cave Trail at 6:05 a.m.

Crews were not able to revive the volunteer identified as Kevin Bodily, 57.

Bodily had been a member of the park’s volunteer trail patrol program since 2016, officials said.

“Kevin was part of the Timpanogos Cave family. Without pay or fanfare, he dedicated himself to being here almost every morning helping others enjoy the park,” said park superintendent Jim Ireland.

He would hike the trail several times a day while on patrol to check on other hikers and make sure they were safe. Before joining the volunteer trail program, Bodily hiked the trail daily for more than 10 years. He was recognized by park staff and visitors as an advocate for the park and an example of fitness.

“Our deepest condolences go out to Kevin’s family and friends,” Ireland said.

Press Release: Timpanogos Cave National Monument Volunteer Dies During Early Morning Trail PatrolRangers, Utah County…

Posted by Timpanogos Cave National Monument on Friday, July 17, 2020

KSL 5 TV Live

Local News

Chris Burbank, who guided Salt Lake City Police Department from 2006 to 2015, told KSL TV security ...

Andrew Adams

Security in spotlight as Republican National Convention kicks off in Milwaukee

A former police chief said Monday the level and amount of security at the Republican National Convention would likely receive new discussion following the assassination attempt that wounded former President Donald Trump in Pennsylvania over the weekend.

25 minutes ago

Utah delegates at the RNC say they're inspired by Trump and motivated to participate after the atte...

Brianna Chavez

Utah delegates motivated to participate at RNC after attempted assassination of Trump

Utah delegates at the RNC say they're inspired by Trump and motivated to participate after the attempted assassination just days prior to the convention.

43 minutes ago

Rent prices are seeing a decrease after several years of astronomical increase. Although, an expert...

Daniel Woodruff

Utah rental market softens, but for how long?

Utah's rental market is seeing a decrease in prices after years of astronomical increase. Experts say the trend will likely not last forever.

2 hours ago

(Salt Lake City Police Department)...

Mark Jones

3 men arrested in alleged stolen car operation at Salt Lake City International Airport

Salt Lake City police announced Monday the arrest of three men in connection to an alleged coordinated stolen car operation at Salt Lake City International Airport. 

2 hours ago

Handcuffs in a jail cell. (Ravell Call/Deseret News)...

Mary Culbertson

71-year-old inmate dies after medical event in custody at Weber County Jail, authorities say

A 71-year-old inmate died in the custody of Weber County Jail after a medical event.

2 hours ago

police lights...

Mary Culbertson

Teen dead after being shot in West Valley Winco parking lot

A 17-year-old teen was shot and killed in a Winco parking lot. Authorities are still searching for suspects.

3 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

young male technician is repairing a printer at office...

Les Olson

Unraveling the dilemma between leasing and buying office technology

Carefully weigh these pros and cons to make an informed decision that best suits your business growth and day-to-day operation. 

A kitchen in a modern farmhouse....

Lighting Design

A room-by-room lighting guide for your home

Bookmark this room-by-room lighting guide whenever you decide to upgrade your lighting or style a new home.

Photo courtesy of Artists of Ballet West...

Ballet West

The rising demand for ballet tickets: why they’re harder to get

Ballet West’s box office is experiencing demand they’ve never seen before, leaving many interested patrons unable to secure tickets they want.

Electrician repairing ceiling fan with lamps indoors...

Lighting Design

Stay cool this summer with ceiling fans

When used correctly, ceiling fans help circulate cool and warm air. They can also help you save on utilities.

Side view at diverse group of children sitting in row at school classroom and using laptops...

PC Laptops

5 internet safety tips for kids

Read these tips about internet safety for kids so that your children can use this tool for learning and discovery in positive ways.

Women hold card for scanning key card to access Photocopier Security system concept...

Les Olson

Why printer security should be top of mind for your business

Connected printers have vulnerable endpoints that are an easy target for cyber thieves. Protect your business with these tips.

Timpanogos Cave Volunteer Dies During Trail Patrol