Fall Near Grosvenor Arch Claims Cedar City Man

Oct 27, 2016

Credit Recreation.gov

A Cedar City man is dead after a fall while hunting in Kane County.

Family members had last contact with 42-year-old Ryan Shakespeare by radio around 6:30pm Monday night. When he had still not returned by Tuesday morning, family contacted the Kane County Sheriff's Department.  Search and rescue efforts were mobilized, but the sheriff's office was contacted by family members who had located Shakespeare at the base of a cliff, and in need of medical attention.  The family then communicated that Shakespeare was deceased.

The incident occurred in the Grosvenor Arch area in northern Kane County.  There were heavy rains in the area at the time of the suspected fall.

Shakespeare worked as a fire specialist out of the BLM's Cedar City office, and leaves behind a wife and six children.  Shakespeare’s body has been transported to the state medical examiner's office to determine an official cause of death.