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Utah college student dies after 70 foot plunge from waterfall

A Utah college student died Saturday after falling about 70 feet while climbing a slippery rockface at a Utah County waterfall, south of Salt Lake City, Fox 13 reports.

Adam Perazzo, a 22-year-old Brigham Young University student from Nevada, was free climbing without safety gear when he slipped and fell.

Utah County sheriff's Sgt. Eldon Packer said Perazzo was with seven or eight friends at the time of the accident. Perazzo's friends attempted CPR, but he was declared dead at the scene after emergency officials arrived.

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Newscore contributed to this report.

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