Hiker dies after slipping while taking photo on Arizona mountain

1/27/2022 8:08:00 PM

Hiker dies after slipping while taking photo on Arizona mountain

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Hiker dies after slipping while taking photo on Arizona mountain

Richard Jacobson, 21, fell an estimated 400 to 700 feet from the Flatiron Trail summit at Los Dutchman State Park after midnight Monday.

10:26amThe 21-year-old hiker was reportedly camping with a friend on top of Flat Iron when he fell.Getty Images/iStockphotoA hiker trying to take a photo on an Arizona mountaintop slipped and fell to his death, authorities said.Richard Jacobson, 21, fell an estimated 400 to 700 feet from the Flatiron Trail summit at Los Dutchman State Park after midnight Monday, a spokesperson from the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office told The Post.

Richard Jacobson, 21, fell from the Flatiron Peak in the Superstition Mountains at the Lost Dutchman State Park, east of Phoenix, Arizona.Richard Jacobson/FacebookHe’d been camping with a friend on top of Flat Iron, the sheriff’s office said. Jacobson had gone “to the edge to take a photo” when he slipped, according to the spokesperson. The friend called 911 at about 12:45 a.m.

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January 27, 2022 10:26am The 21-year-old hiker was reportedly camping with a friend on top of Flat Iron when he fell.YouTube An Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter helped recover Jacobson's body, the office said.YouTube An Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter helped recover Jacobson's body, the office said.video about a skier just trying to make it down a flight of snowy stairs went viral this week — but there’s more to this funny clip than meets the eye.

Getty Images/iStockphoto A hiker trying to take a photo on an Arizona mountaintop slipped and fell to his death, authorities said. Richard Jacobson, 21, fell an estimated 400 to 700 feet from the Flatiron Trail summit at Los Dutchman State Park after midnight Monday, a spokesperson from the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office told The Post."He really was one of those guys that everyone loved, and it's sad to lose him, but we know that it's not the end," said Thomas. Richard Jacobson, 21, fell from the Flatiron Peak in the Superstition Mountains at the Lost Dutchman State Park, east of Phoenix, Arizona."We're going to see him again. Richard Jacobson/Facebook He’d been camping with a friend on top of Flat Iron, the sheriff’s office said." Thomas told the station he remembers Jacobson as someone who was kind and had a good sense of humor. Jacobson had gone “to the edge to take a photo” when he slipped, according to the spokesperson. Near the end of the video, the woman eventually makes it to the base of the stairs and shuffles across the frame in her ski boots and poles, clearly trying not to fall again.

The friend called 911 at about 12:45 a."I spent all my waking hours with Richard, so I got to know him pretty well."I spent all my waking hours with Richard, so I got to know him pretty well.m. “He slipped and fell,” Sgt.. Doug Peoble .he was an outdoorsman, hunter, hiker. “I can tell you that during our investigation, there [were] no signs of foul play. He did stuff like that, so I guess he did die doing what he loved to do, just in a tragic way. But others suspected that the video had been staged for laughs — and publicity.

No signs of drug use whatsoever. It was just a very tragic accident.” There were no signs of drug use or foul play in Richard Jacobson’s death. Richard Jacobson/Facebook Authorities used a helicopter to airlift Jacobson’s distraught friend from the mountain, according to the station. The sheriff’s office said the Arizona Department of Public Safety Ranger helicopter assisted with recovering Jacobson’s body from the trail. Moser told the local Pennsylvania newspaper the Daily American that the struggling skier was, in fact, the resort’s e-commerce marketing manager, Candace Weaver.

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