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Teen who died after fall at Adam’s Canyon identified

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Posted at 8:02 PM, Aug 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-04 13:17:50-04

DAVIS COUNTY, Utah – The teenager who died after falling an estimated 50 feet at Adam’s Canyon in August has been named.

The Davis County Sheriff’s Office identified the teen as Adam Patrick McBride, 15, of Washington Terrace.

On Aug. 31, search and rescue crews responded to McBride who reportedly fell an estimated 50 feet at Adam’s Canyon. He was taken to a hospital by medical helicopter with critical injuries.

Brent Peters, Davis County Sheriff’s Office, said McBride passed away Sept. 1 from injuries sustained in the fall.

A spokesperson with the Davis County Sheriff’s Office said a group of teens were in the area when one of them fell. Specific details regarding the fall were not available.

McBride’s family issued this statement regarding the incident:

“Adam Patrick McBride was taken from us much too early in a tragic hiking accident over the weekend. Adam had a huge heart and a special smile that affected everyone he came in contact with. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. The family would like to thank the Davis County Sheriffs, search and rescue, life flight, and all of the EMT’s and everyone at Primary Children’s for all of their efforts to try and save Adam. The family would also like to give a special thanks to the unknown woman who gave Adam CPR until emergency personnel arrived.

Viewings will be held Thursday from 6-8 pm and Friday from 12:30 until 1:30 pm at Lindquist Mortuaries 3408 Washington Blvd. in Ogden.

Adam, you are our hero and our sunshine.”

According to the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, donations to the family can be made at any Wells Fargo in the name of Adam McBride of Washington Terrace.