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Fallen Climber’s Body Recovered On Mount Olympus

May 22, 2021, 5:31 PM | Updated: 8:57 pm
The body of 54-year-old James Roache was recovered on Mount Olympus after he slipped and fell 100 f...
The body of 54-year-old James Roache was recovered on Mount Olympus after he slipped and fell 100 feet. (Salt Lake County Sheriff's Search and Rescue)
(Salt Lake County Sheriff's Search and Rescue)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Crews recovered the body of a 54-year-old man on Mount Olympus after police said he fell off a 100-foot cliff and died.

Officials with the Unified Police Department confirmed the body of Jame Roache had been taken off the mountain around 4:30 p.m.

Roache slipped on snow near the base of the West Slabs and “slid a considerable distance before hitting rocks below and dropping into a narrow space between a wall of rock and deep snow which had melted away from the wall,” according to a Facebook post from the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue.

Officials said he was getting ready to climb with a friend when he slipped.

Crews spent several hours bringing his body off the mountain, as well as helping his friend down the mountain via helicopter.

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Fallen Climber’s Body Recovered On Mount Olympus