Teen taking pictures at Utah canyon plummets to his death: 'Loved by many'

 A 19-year-old hiker in Utah fell to his death while taking photos at Moonscape Overlook last weekend, according to his family.

Jonathan Fielding, 19, was new to the state and was hiking with friends near Hanksville, Utah, last Saturday when the crash occurred, according to Fox 13 Salt Lake City and his obituary. He lived in Orem, Utah, about three hours away.

“Although Jonathan's passing was unexpected, we take some comfort in knowing that at the time of the accident he was doing what he loved,” his obituary said, “He was on a photoshoot with friends in the beautiful wilderness of Utah Wherever he liked to go."

Fielding's sister Rebecca called the "tragic accident" a cautionary tale.

"This was a tragic accident, but Jonathan should be a cautionary tale for anyone hiking or doing photography," he posted on Facebook. "No scene is worth the pain that your family and friends will go through. No scene is worth the risks that rescue teams face while trying to save people and recover bodies."

His family consists of his parents, grandparents and five sisters.

Fielding grew up in Missouri where he was a pole vaulter and Eagle Scout in his high school. He was also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

His obituary said, "Jonathan really cared about others. He really listened to you. He was truly a friend in every sense of the word. He had many friends and was an influence on good people." "Although the time of Jonathan's life was limited, his impact on others was not. He was loved by many. He will be missed by all who knew him."

Fox News Digital has contacted the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

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