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Officials identify man who died after fall in Little Cottonwood Canyon

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Posted at 11:17 AM, Oct 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-17 18:26:06-04

SANDY, Utah -- Search and rescue crews responded to Little Cottonwood Canyon Friday morning to recover the body of a 19-year-old man who fell.

Officials later identified the man as Joshua Linares of West Jordan.

A spokesman for the Unified Police Department confirmed the incident occurred in the Lisa Falls area, a few miles east of the mouth of the canyon.

The man had told family members he would be home around 4:30 Thursday afternoon and was reported missing after he failed to do so.

A search and rescue operation was launched Thursday evening, but was called off after sundown.

The victim has not been identified.

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