Utah Man Goes Over Yellowstone Falls, Presumed Dead

By Beacon Staff

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. –  Yellowstone National Park officials are searching for a Utah man they believe committed suicide by jumping into a river and going over a 300-foot waterfall.

The 20-year-old Utah man was last seen about 1:50 p.m. Tuesday jumping over the railing at an observation platform at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, park officials say.

Witnesses say the water carried him over the Lower Falls.

People on the ground and in a park helicopter began looking for the man immediately.

The search continued Wednesday. Yellowstone officials say they presume the man died and are withholding his identity pending family notification.

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