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Missing hiker in Summit County found dead

Posted at 9:35 AM, Sep 18, 2020

UPDATE: Kyle Wimpenny was found dead Sunday near Kings Peak. Authorities say it appeared he fell 1,000 feet while trying to summit Utah's tallest mountain.
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SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding an overdue hiker.

25-year-old Kyle Wimpenny of Boise was in Utah to backpack in the High Uintas and hike King's Peak, Utah’s highest.

He left his home on Sunday, September 13 and told his roommate he would be back by Wednesday, September 16.

When he didn’t return, the Sheriff’s Office was alerted and began a search.

Wimpenny’s vehicle was located early Thursday morning at the Henry’s Fork trailhead.

Summit County Search & Rescue has been searching for Wimpenny since on foot, horseback and with the help of aircraft.

Wimpenny is described as a white male with long brown hair and a beard.

He stands 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 145 pounds and has hazel eyes.

Family members believe Wimpenny is hiking with a blue backpack.

If anyone was in the area and believe they may have seen Wimpenny, they’re asked to call the Summit County Sheriff’s Office at 435-615-3601.