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Utah Trooper Killed In Fall During Rescue

July 02, 2012  | 

Photo: Utah Highway Patrol
Photo: Utah Highway Patrol

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper fell to his death on Saturday during a search and rescue mission on Mount Olympus.

Aaron Beesley, 34, apparently plunged to his death, after the highway patrol's helicopter rescued two stranded hikers on Mount Olympus Trail after 4:30 p.m. The helicopter rescued the two teenagers from a cliff, and Beesley stayed behind.

When the helicopter returned, the trooper was located at the bottom of a 90-foot cliff, reports Deseret News.

Trooper Beesley was a 13-year veteran and tactical flight officer.

Tags: Duty Deaths, Search and Rescue, Utah Highway Patrol


Comments (2)

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crispianranger @ 7/2/2012 9:55 PM

What a pity! Another selfless person dies pointlessly.

john @ 7/7/2012 12:51 PM

What a tragedy. I can't understand why people who put themselves knowingly in danger climbing an F'n mountain expect (and receive) rescue for their misadventures.

For this reason, this trooper is now gone...his family and his co-workers and community suffer his loss.

We really need to re-think what level of support we provide to idiots who put themselves into harm's way.

Trooper Beesley should not have died that day.

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