Jul 272012

A Taylor man has died after falling 140-feet into the Silver Creek Canyon in an area north of Snow-flake.
At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 23, Michael John Hunsaker, 21, was standing at the edge of the canyon throwing rocks to the canyon floor with his sister and another friend. The victim leaned down to pick up a large rock and it broke, which reportedly caused him to lose his balance and fall into the canyon.
The Pinetop Fire Department Rope Rescue Team was called and recovered the victim’s body. An autopsy will be conducted and the case remains under investigation, but investigators say they have no evi-dence to show foul play was involved.