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Illinois hiker dies in fall at Utah resort

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities have recovered the body of an Illinois man who apparently fell to his death while hiking near a mountain resort in the Twin Peaks southeast of Salt Lake City.

Unified police say the 64-year-old tourist from Chicago took the tram up the mountain at the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort on Wednesday and texted his family a photo of the view about 7:45 that evening.

That's the last the family heard from him. They reported him missing Friday morning when he missed a flight home.

Unified police detective Ken Hansen say investigators tracked his rental car to a parking lot at Snowbird. A search began and a state public safety helicopter spotted him in an area where it appeared he fell about 400 feet down a steep, rocky grade.

His name is being withheld.

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