MoabThe body of James Bernard Hendricks of Austin, Texas, was discovered in Utah’s Arches National Park north of Moab, Utah. It is believed he suffered a heat stroke while scattering his father’s ashes.

Hendricks was reported missing after he was overdue for a check-in. Park Rangers found his body with an empty water bottle close to the trail. It is believed that the heat, high altitude, and dehydration contributed to his death.

For more information see Associate Press “Texas man who died while spreading father’s ashes likely succumbed to heat stroke in Arches National Park” Fox News, August 8, 2023.