dead horse point state park

MOAB, Utah — A Texas man fell to his death at Dead Horse Point State Park, just outside of Moab, Utah, on Sunday afternoon.

On July 26, 2020, 54-year-old Charles Campassi from Houston, Texas, was visiting the state park with his family.

At approximately 12 p.m., Campassi and his group were in the area near West Rim Trail when he lost his footing and fell from the cliff, according to park officials. Officials say they believe the group was approximately 100 yards off the trail.

Emergency responders from Utah State Parks, San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, and Grand County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the search for Campassi.

At approximately 4 p.m., Campassi's body was recovered. Park officials say they believe he had fallen approximately 200 feet.

"The Utah Division of Parks and Recreation extends our deepest condolences to Campassi’s friends and family," read a statement from park officials. "We would like to remind visitors to always hike within their experience level, stick to established trails whenever possible, and to exercise caution when exploring areas near cliff-sides and steep drops."