Young hiker plummets over 150 feet off cliff

HANKSVILLE, UT – A young life was cut short in a tragic accident in Utah last weekend. Jonathan Fielding, a 19-year-old hiker, fell to his death while photographing the breathtaking Moonscape Overlook.

Fielding had recently moved to Orem, Utah, a three-hour drive from the site of the accident. He was hiking with friends near Hanksville when the unfortunate incident occurred. His family, while mourning his sudden loss, find a measure of comfort knowing he was doing what he loved – exploring and capturing the beauty of the Utah wilderness.

His sister, Rebecca Fielding, referred to the incident as a “tragic accident” and a stern warning for others. She used social media to urge hikers and photographers to be cautious, emphasizing that no view is worth the risk and the subsequent pain endured by loved ones and rescuers.

A fundraising page established for the Fielding family praised Jonathan as a “great example of selfless love.” He is survived by his parents, grandparents, and five sisters.

Fielding, a Missouri native, was an accomplished high school pole vaulter and an Eagle Scout. He was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His obituary underscored his caring nature and his ability to genuinely connect with others, stating that despite his short life, his impact on others was profound. He was cherished by many and will be missed by all who knew him.