Body of Missing Biker Found Near Moab

June 25, 2014

MOAB Utah)- The body of a Belgian man was found early Tuesday along a popular mountain biking trail. Near Moab. The Grand County Sheriff’s Office say they received a call from a member of Dirk De Muynck’s family about 6 p.m. Monday to report that the Belgium man had not checked in with them. The family member said De Muynck, 46, had called about 9 a.m. to say he was mountain biking on the Amasa Back Trail and expected to be done with the ride in a relatively short time. Deputies and members of Grand County search and rescue team began canvassing the Amasa Back area. About 12:30 a.m.,yesterday, they found De Muynck’s body on the Jackson Trail about 11 miles downriver from the Kane Creek Trail parking lot. Rescuers said “It appears that he had started to backtrack on that trail and was carrying his mountain bike at the time that he went down.”  De Muynck’s body was taken to the Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.police scene tape

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