A Weber County crew has recovered the body of a backpacker who died a few miles from Causey Reservoir.
Duane Savage, 46, and his family started hiking Wheatgrass Canyon from the reservoir on Monday, with the intent of being picked up at the top. But it appears they did not account for the storm that rolled in Tuesday, said Weber County Search and Rescue Sgt. Brandon Toll.
About 4.5 miles into Wheatgrass, Savage was seemingly suffering from diabetes complications and cold exposure and could not leave his tent, Toll said. While his wife stayed with him, their daughter and another relative started hiking out of the canyon Wednesday morning to find help.