Hiker that fell, died at Adams Falls near layton identified

September 4, 2013

LAYTON — The 15-year-old hiker who fell nearly 50 feet off of Adams Falls and died from his injuries was identified by the Davis Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday.

Adam Patrick McBride of Washington-Terrace died Sunday morning, just hours after he fell while hiking with friends up Adams Canyon east of Layton.

The accident happened at about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday while the teen was descending from the Falls.

Personnel from the Davis Search and Rescue and the Layton Fire Department responded on foot.

A Life Flight helicopter hoisted the teen out of the canyon and took him to Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City.

Deputies said numerous hikers were on the trail, helped the injured boy and summoned rescuers.

McBride suffered several severe traumatic injuries, including to his head which left him in a coma.

“Adam had a huge heart and a special smile that affected everyone he came in contact with. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends,” McBride’s family said in a statement issued through the Sheriff’s Office.

McBride was a student a T.H. Bell Junior High School, according to his Facebook page.

Viewings will be held Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Lindquist Mortuaries in Ogden.

Donations to the family can also be made through Wells Fargo in McBride’s name.

Contact reporter Andreas Rivera at 801-625-4227, arivera@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @AndreasCRivera.