Foreign exchange student killed in fall

Chinese foreign exchange student visiting Utah and his 28-year-old host died after a fall at Bridal Veil Falls Saturday.

(KSL) -- A 14-year-old Chinese foreign exchange student visiting Utah and his 28-year-old host died after a fall at Bridal Veil Falls Saturday evening.

Emergency crews responded to an initial report of a boy that had fallen at approximately 6:45 p.m.

The boy, identified as Kedi Chen, of China but residing in Nara, Japan, was found dead at the scene, according to Sgt. Spencer Cannon of the Utah County Sheriff's Office.

"It appears that he fell from the upper level of the falls and sustained significant injuries," Cannon said. "There were some efforts initially to revive him but he was beyond any help at that point."

Cannon said Chen was hiking in Provo Canyon with Brandon Reas, of Springville, when the boy apparently fell. Police were unable to find Reas Saturday night and a search for the man resumed again Sunday morning before he was found dead at about 7:45 a.m.

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