View Full Version : Body of kayaker found in Emery County

06-18-2008, 01:21 PM

CASTLE DALE, Utah (AP) -- Search and rescue teams in Emery County are working to recover the body of a Brookline, Mass., man who went missing while kayaking.

Emery County sheriff's Capt. Kyle Ekker says Douglas Fisher left June 6 for a 10-day trip down the Green and Colorado rivers. Fisher's family reported him missing when he failed to return on time.

Searchers from the state, National Park Service and the sheriff's office located Fisher's camp site and kayak Tuesday about 35 miles south of Green River.

The 62-year-old man's body was later spotted about a half-mile from the camp by searchers in an airplane.

Ekker says Fisher, an avid kayaker, appears to have died days ago after falling from a cliff while taking pictures.

06-18-2008, 04:04 PM
oh jeez that sucks. He goes on a solo kayaking trip and dies from slipping off a cliff while not paying attention. Poor guy.
I sprained my ankle while hiking the grotto trail in zion looking around, so I can see how that would happen.

06-19-2008, 10:12 AM
I hate hearing news like that. I'd like to canoe the Green solo someday myself.