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Body of 48-year-old man found in Emery County

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Emery County body recovery. (Photo courtesy of Emery County Sheriff's Office)

(KUTV) — The body of a 48-year-old Carbon County man was recovered on Monday from the Swinging Bridge area in Emery County, according to Emery County Sheriff’s Facebook page.

Dispatchers received a call Monday morning from a man stating that his friend had walked away from camp around midnight to go for a night hike and had not returned, the post states.

Search and rescue crews responded and searched the steep, rugged area around the camp for hours.

A DPS helicopter was brought in to assist.

The helicopter crew located the missing man's body in ‘rugged’ terrain.

The name of the deceased man was not immediately available.