Sevier County, UT

Assessment of Sevier County’s EMS System

First responders in Sevier County teamed up with Safe Tech Solutions to assess the emergency medical services in the area. Safe Tech Solutions shared seventeen key findings and eleven suggestions on how to make the most of those services. Those findings and suggestions are listed below. 17 Key Findings. EMS...
Picture for Assessment of Sevier County’s EMS System

Animal carcasses are being left in Fishlake National Forest

SEVIER COUNTY, Utah — On Monday the U.S. Forest Service took to Facebook warning individuals not to leave discarded animal carcasses and parts in the forest. “Elk, cow, turkeys, and deer carcasses can be found all over the forest,” said Doug Robison, Fillmore Ranger District recreation specialist, in the Facebook post. “Just the other day we found over 50, maybe even up to 100, dead turkeys. It’s revolting to clean up, plus, the carcass and gut piles are dangerous to the public.”
Picture for Animal carcasses are being left in Fishlake National Forest

High Speed Chase Spans Multiple Central Utah Counties

A woman is in custody in Sevier County after a high speed chase that spanned multiple counties. Janae Shultz, age 36 from West Valley, was stopped for speeding on Apr. 22 in Sevier County. She was driving on a suspended drivers license and had a statewide warrant and when she was asked to step out of the vehicle she sped away.
Picture for High Speed Chase Spans Multiple Central Utah Counties

UPDATE: Sevier County silver alert cancelled

BEAVER, Utah – Police issued a Silver Alert for an 82-year-old man Sunday morning. Edward Hurley is from Sevier County but was last seen Saturday afternoon at a Chevron in Beaver. The alert said he was in a 2008 silver Honda Pilot with Utah license plate number 6E7WR. He’s...

Mother of 4’s hiking death affecting small community

SEVIER COUNTY, Utah (ABC4) – Candice Thompson, 26, died Sunday when she fell while hiking. First responders knew her. Her husband is — and her father was — a police officer for Richfield Police. Her husband Colton had even worked for the Sheriff’s Dept. in the past. “It hits us deep down that it could […]

Woman, 26, Dies After Falling Off Cliff During Utah Hiking Trip with Husband

Candice Thompson of Richfield, Utah, has died after plunging an "estimated between 75 and 100 feet" off a cliff on Sunday, the Sevier County Sheriff's Office confirmed. According to officials, the fall occurred while Candice, 26, and her husband, Colton Jon Thompson, were hiking in an area known by locals as "Bulls Head" in central Utah. Her husband called 911 "while running to try to get to her," police said.

Woman Dies After Falling Off Cliff During Hike in Utah

Yesterday, Utah officials received a call regarding a woman who had fallen off of a cliff while hiking. Unfortunately, she died due to the injuries she sustained. On March 27 at roughly 1:00 p.m., a hiker contacted the Sevier County EMTs and Search and Rescue when his wife fell off of a cliff during their hiking trip. The woman was 26-year-old Candice Thompson, Utah. The two had been hiking near an area that locals know as “Bulls Head,” west of Richfield where the woman was from. Thompson fell between 75 and 100 feet off of the hiking trail. Immediately after, her husband ran down the cliff to get her and called 911.

Woman dies after falling nearly 100 feet in Sevier County

SEVIER COUNTY, Utah — A 26-year-old woman died Sunday after authorities say she fell an estimated 75 to 100 feet while hiking in Sevier County. The incident happened around 1 p.m. in an area near what locals call the “Bulls head.”. Officials with the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office...

Woman hiking in Sevier Co. falls 100 feet to death

Sevier County, Utah (ABC4) – On Sunday, March 27, around 1:00pm, Sevier County Search and Rescue was called for a fallen hiker near “Bulls Head”. The hiker, 26-year-old-Candice Thompson, was hiking with her husband when she tragically fell to her death. The fall is estimated to be between 75 and 100 feet. Richfield City Officers and an off-duty Sheriff’s deputy, once on the scene, began life saving measures. EMT’s and SAR arrived and were able to transport Thompson to a waiting ambulance. A medical helicopter was also on scene, but they were not able to get her vitals stable enough to be transported by helicopter.