Physique of Barefoot Hiker Jordan Brashears Present in Sedona, Arizona, After Apparently Unintended Fall Off Ledge

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The body of a 29-year-old Seattle hiker was found in Sedona, Arizona, after a seemingly accidental fall. The Mercury News reports that Jordan Brashears was recently friends with two fellow hikers, and the three agreed to meet on October 8th to explore the archaeological ruins along the Boynton Canyon Trail. According to a release from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, the trio were walking along the eastern edge of the canyon in the evening when Brashears, who was barefoot, landed in front of the other two men and was around a corner out of sight. When the men turned the corner, Brashears was nowhere to be found. After looking for him for an hour, the men finally called 911.

Authorities searched until it got too dark and then came back the next day to keep looking for Brashears. One of the men who had been on the trek with Brashears joined the search and eventually came across a pitcher of water believed to belong to the missing Wanderer. Then the searchers found his cell phone, his shoes and finally his body at around 9 a.m. on the morning of October 9th. He appeared to have fallen from an overhang about 100 feet above where his body was found. MPs believe he went ahead of the other two men to climb a ledge, then slipped and fell. “There is no evidence that Jordan did this on purpose or that it was a foul,” the press release said. His last photo on Instagram, on which he calls himself “Explorasaurus Rex”, was the day before his death by People on a cliff at Sedona Cathedral Rock. (Read more hiker stories.)

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