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A Bureau of Land Management employee died after a 150-foot fall while deer hunting in Kane County on Monday evening.
Ryan Shakespear, 42, of Cedar City, was last heard from via radio about 6:30 p.m. Monday, according to a news release from Kane County Sheriff's Office. He had been hunting near Wahweap Wash off of Cottonwood Canyon Road an area with which he was familiar.
His family, worried about heavy rains passing through, searched the area; they called police about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday to report Shakespear overdue.
Crews, aided by a helicopter, attempted to locate Shakespeare later in the morning. During the search, family members came across Shakespear's body at the bottom of a cliff.
"It appears he had lost his footing," the release states, and fallen about 150 feet.
Shakespear's body was transported to the state medical examiner's office for further investigation.
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