The Grand Count Sheriff’s Office reports that two men died recently on separate trails in Moab area.
The two deaths are not connected, nor are they related to accidents or falls, according to lieutenant Kim Neal at the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.
The first fatality occurred on June 8 at the Corona Arch Trail.
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the trail at 12:48 p.m. in response to a medical emergency.
James Fisher, 59, of Moab, had hiked a short distance on the Corona Arch Trail, but had turned around and was headed back to the parking area when he experienced a medical emergency near the trailhead. Grand County EMS and Search and Rescue responded to the location, but Fisher died at the scene. The decedent was transported to the medical examiner’s office to determine the cause of death.
A second fatality was reported on June 10 on the Porcupine Rim Trail.
Scott Bradley, 50, of St. Paul, Minnesota, died while mountain bike riding on the trail.
Grand County EMS located Bradley near the end of the trail on State Route 128 at approximately 7 p.m. Bradley died at the scene. Bradley had been mountain bike riding with a relative for approximately six hours prior the emergency. The decedent was transported to the medical examiner’s office to determine cause of death, reports the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.
Unrelated fatalities occurred on Porcupine Rim and Corona Arch trails