PAGE, Ariz. — A Missouri man was killed at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in northern Arizona after falling into Lake Powell.
The National Park Service says a dispatcher received a call Saturday that a hiker had fallen from a cliff into the water at the lake's Escalante arm.
Park rangers found the man, identified as 49-year-old Robert Hunt of St. Peters, dead in the Escalante River some two miles upstream from the mouth of Explorer Canyon.
Officials say he fell while trying to cross a slope of loose rock at the edge of a cliff while hiking with a friend.
They say Hunt landed in shallow water and mud 70 feet below and suffered a traumatic head injury.