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Body recovered from Battle Creek Falls in Utah County

Sep 1, 2023, 11:46 AM | Updated: Sep 7, 2023, 11:35 pm

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah — Search and rescue crews have recovered a body from the area of Battle Creek Falls above Pleasant Grove.

Sgt. Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the recovery efforts Friday morning.

The body was found 50 yards downstream from the Battle Creek Falls and Cannon said investigators were working to determine the cause of death. Hikers near the falls found the body at approximately 10 a.m.

“There does appear to be some indication of possible injury, but we don’t know if that’s from a fall or just from the cold of the water that this body was in,” Cannon said.

“One of the unique things about this crime scene that happens to be in a river or a stream, there’s not very much to collect,” Cannon said. “You collect what is there, you take pictures of the scene as they were found the best that you can.”

“We look downstream obviously for anything that might be of value to us, clothing items, personal items, identification, those kinds of things, but it does complicate things when they’re in the middle of a flowing body of water,” Cannon said.

Cannon noted this waterfall has been the scene for several search and rescue efforts in the past.

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