LAYTON, Utah — Davis County Sheriff’s officials say an 18-year-old Layton woman died in a fall from a popular hiking spot.

Sgt. DeeAnn Servey said Sunday that, based on where her body was found and the weather conditions, detectives believe Alexys Hipwell accidentally slipped and fell in Adams Canyon.

Hipwell went hiking between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday.

She contacted her parents via the app Snapchat during her hike.

But they went to the canyon when she failed to return home.

A bystander called 911 and a search and rescue team was dispatched around 9:15 p.m.

Searchers located her body around 12:30 a.m. at the bottom of a 70-foot cliff.

According to Servey, Adams Canyon is a popular hiking spot known for its waterfalls.

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