Authorities in Utah are investigating after a Fallon man died while free climbing Saturday.
Sergeant Eldon Packer of the Utah County Sheriff's Office tells Channel 2 News that they received a report of a man who had fallen at Stewart Falls. He says it's an area just behind the Sundance Ski Resort.
Sergeant Packer says 22-year old Adam Perazzo was there with several friends when he decided to free climb near the Falls. He reportedly fell 70 feet.
The North Folk Fire Department and the Utah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue came to the scene and tried to revive Perazzo, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sergeant Packer tells us it's common for people to slip and fall in the Stewart Falls area because it's wet, slippery and steep.
Adam Perazzo was a student at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He was a co-valedictorian when he graduated from Churchill County High School in Fallon in 2008. His father, David, is a longtime Fallon dairy farmer.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)