Body recovered after woman’s phone caught moment she was swept away at Utah waterfall

1 month ago

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A young woman’s body was recovered after fellow hikers found her dog and phone with a video depicting the moment she was swept away by the current at Horsetail Falls.

Two hikers came across a “small dog with a cell phone and some personal items that appeared suspicious to them,” the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said.

“Worried that someone might have fallen into the water of Dry Creek and could be in trouble”, the hikers alerted officials just before 3 p.m. Friday.

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    Despite “treacherous” conditions, rescue crews located the victim’s body “under some trees in the water about 100 yards below Horsetail Falls” just after 5 p.m.

    She was identified as 19-year-old Cynthia Ann Grimwood. Her body was recovered Saturday morning,

    “On behalf of all who were involved in the search for and recovery of Cynthia we express deep condolences to her family at her loss,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.