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Hiker dies after losing balance while crossing river

June 10, 2018

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a 77-year-old man died Saturday after taking a fall while hiking and picking up trash in a canyon in the Franklin Basin area.

The Cache County Sheriff’s Office said Calvin Kunz was picking up trash left behind by other hikers when he tried to cross a river. He passed some of the trash to another person while crossing and lost his balance, falling back on his head.

The sheriff’s office says Kunz never regained consciousness.

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