OGDEN — A male body was found by Snowbasin Ski Patrol near the antenna towers at the top of Mount Ogden.
Helicopters from Air-Med and Utah Department of Public Service were used Tuesday to assist Weber County Sheriff’s Office mountain rescue personnel recover the body, said Weber County Sheriff’s Lt. Mark Lowther.
At this time, the identity of the body and the cause of death are unknown.
“The body was found by a member of the Snowbasin Ski Patrol who was doing his normal patrol,” Lowther said.
The body was found Monday afternoon at about 8,400 feet, but recovery efforts had to wait until Tuesday because of the weather.
The area is out of bounds for skiers, but the ski patrol goes into the area to check it.
Lowther said, as a result of the cold temperatures, it is difficult to tell how long the body has been at the site.
“There are no serious signs of decomposition,” Lowther said.
The man was wearing a light sweater, loafer-type shoes and jeans, he said.
Lowther said local police agencies have been contacted with the description of the man, who appears to be his 20s or 30s, to see if he matches descriptions of any reported missing persons.
Also, there are no obvious signs of how the man died, Lowther said. There is also no indication at this time of foul play.
The remains will be taken to the state Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy and attempted identification.