Jordan Brashears, a 29-year-old hiker from Washington, fell over 100 feet to his death at a canyon in Arizona.
The man was barefoot when he slipped off the side of a canyon and fell to his death on October 8.
Officials recovered Brashears’ body from the bottom of Boynton Canyon the next day after his friends lost sight of him during a hike. They found his water jug and called out to him but heard no answer. They quickly called the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office around 6:15 p.m.
After hours of searching, the sun set, and the search had to be resumed the next day. The following morning, officials found Brashears’ shoes and cellphone. They later used a helicopter and drone to find the hiker’s body.
Police do not think Brashears committed suicide or that foul play was involved, but a medical examiner will do an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
Brashears, along with two other friends, were planning to explore the canyon’s ancient ruins.
According to his social media accounts, the man was a skilled hiker and loved the outdoors. He posted a photo on the day of his death at Cathedral Rock in Sedona.
Facebook groups in Brashears’ memory were made with many friends and family members honoring the well-loved man.
One post describes him as a “beautiful, magnetic soul” that was “full of joy, love and hope,” who also enjoyed music and meditation.
Another friend wrote, “Always ethereal, mystical, and other worldly. Your grateful heart, a generous miracle magnet. You never belonged to just this dimension….you were the person that showed me that choosing to manifest good for yourself is a type of meditation, a deeply spiritual practice. I wish so much losing you wasn’t our reality right now.”
[H/T Daily Mail]