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Hiker Killed After A Fall In Boynton Canyon West Of Sedona


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A Washington man apparently fell to his death in Boynton Canyon, west of Sedona last week. Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials received a call last Thursday at about 6:15 p.m. regarding an overdue hiker. Two men had been hiking with 29-year-old Jordan Brashears that day, intending to visit ancient ruins. The three were about a half mile from the Enchantment Resort on the east wall of the canyon when he went ahead of the other two hikers. At that time Jordan was hiking barefoot and the other two hikers lost sight of him. After about an hour, they contacted the Sheriff’s Office. Friday morning, searchers found Brashears’ body at around 9 a.m. Deputies say Jordan appeared to have fallen about 100 feet. Although not able to determine exactly how he got there, deputies believe he hiked away from his two companions and around the corner from the last place seen intending to climb one or two ledges/levels higher and fell from the edge. There is no indication Jordan did this on purpose or that foul play was involved. Jordan’s body was released to the medical examiner and next kin has been notified.