Found Deceased UT - Kyle Wimpenny, 25, hiking High Uintas Wilderness, Kings Peak, 13 Sept 2020

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  1. JerseyGirl

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    MISSING: Idaho man failed to return home from backpacking trip in the Uintas

    Kyle S. Wimpenny left his Boise home on Sunday, Sept. 13 to backpack in the High Uintas and made plans to hike Kings Peak, according to the Summit County Sheriff's Office.

    Wimpenny reportedly told his roommate he would return on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

    In the early morning hours of Thursday, Sept. 17, the sheriff's office located Wimpenny's vehicle at the Henry's Fork trailhead. Search and rescue crews have been searching by foot, horseback and aircraft for Wimpenny since yesterday.

    He is described as a Caucasian man with long brown hair and a beard. He is five-feet, eight-inches tall and weighs 145 pounds with hazel eyes and a scar above his right eyebrow.

    Family members believe he was hiking with a blue backpack.

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    According to his family, he attempted to hike the peak back in June and didn’t make it to the top so returned to try it again. His goal is to climb the highest peak in each state, Utah marks number 8.

    He's experienced,” Wright said. “He apparently has a lot of resources with him as far as gear and food. Of course, with it getting so cold at night, we want to make sure that we get as many resources out as quick as possible to try to locate him.”

    Snow has already fallen up high and with an impending storm coming in late tonight and Saturday, they’re hoping to find him soon.

    Summit County Search And Rescue Looking For Missing Hiker
     
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    I'm finding it difficult to see what the weather has been this past week, but the forecast is for freezing temps overnight during the next 5 days or so. I pray that Kyle merely got lost and it sounds like his survival skills are way above the norm, so we'll just try to hold good thoughts. Hopefully the S & R folks will find him or he'll walk out on his own.
     
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    I have no idea why, but the missing hikers/climbers really grab at me. I pray he’s a success story, I just fear an accident. Let’s hope not. JMO
     
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    SEARCH FOR KYLE - Search crews have started into day three of searching for Kyle Wimpenny. We truly appreciate the assistance from many agencies and personnel who are working tirelessly to find Kyle. If anyone has additional information we ask you to call us at (435)615-3601.

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    Sad news - Body of missing Idaho hiker found along Henry's Fork Trail

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    Wimpenny's body was located by the Utah Department of Public Safety Aero Bureau at the Kings Peak drainage. Officials say it appears he fell approximately 1,000 feet while attempting to reach the peak.

    His body was transported to the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner in Kamas.

    Martinez wrote Summit County Search and Rescue crews received help from Duchesne and Uintah county search and rescue, Utah National Guard, Intermountain Life Flight along with other agencies.

    "Our hearts are broken for the Wimpenny family and friends," wrote Martinez. "We offer our most sincere condolences as they mourn the tragic loss of Kyle. Hug your family members and friends often."
     
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    https://twitter.com/SummitCountySO
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    TRAGIC UPDATE - Today just before 2:30pm, searchers located the body of Kyle Wimpenny. It appears Kyle fell approximately 1,000 feet while trying to summit Kings Peak. We send our most sincere condolences to the Wimpenny family and friends.
     
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    Such sad news.:( This is going to be a very difficult time for many who loved Kyle. He seemed to be a kind, fun-loving, adventurous young man. My thoughts and prayers for his loved ones. Rest peacefully, Kyle.
     
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    This is so sad. I was reading along and hoping for a positive outcome. Glad he was found, but disheartening to learn of another hiker gone. There are so many threads here like this. Hopefully he was living his best life during this last hike. RIP Kyle.
     
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