A 16 year old Santaquin girl died after she fell while hiking in Santaquin Canyon. She sustained significant injuries during the fall and efforts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful.
*** PRESS RELEASE *** June 18, 2018: On this date, at about 10:25 AM, Deputies with the Utah County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a report of a 16 year old girl who fell while hiking. The area where this happened is in Santaquin Canyon, about 4 miles from the entrance to the canyon. Information said the girl sustained serious head and leg injuries and was not conscious or breathing. She was hiking with a friend near the top of a steep climb when she lost her footing while trying to cross a log. She then fell approximately 100 feet straight down. The friend who was with her administered CPR until a Santaquin Police Officer and Deputies arrived. They took over CPR until Santaquin Ambulance crew members arrived. UCSO Search and Rescue and an AirMed helicopter also responded. After about 40 minutes of administering CPR medical personnel determined the girl was deceased. The victim in this case is Kaylee Marvin, age 16, from Santaquin. UCSO Detectives continue to investigate this case but at this point there is nothing suspicious and this death appears to be a tragic accident. Kaylee's body will be taken to the Medical Examiner's office in Taylorsville. Family does not wish, at this point, to have contact with media. If that changes I will make notification via Twitter. Photos will be added soon and may be reproduced.
For questions contact Sergeant Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff's Office. (801)404-1912. Twitter: SGTCannonPIO