Cache County officials: Stabbing was accidental

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Hyrum, Utah (AP) - The Cache County Sheriff's Office says the stabbing death of a Wyoming man during a Mountain Man Rendezvous over the weekend in northern Utah was an accident.

Cache County Sheriff's Lt. Matt Bilodeau says 33-year-old Tim Andrus, of La Barge, Wyo., was accidentally killed when his own knife pierced his chest while he was wrestling with an acquaintance at the old Ephraim's Mountain Man Rendezvous in Blacksmith Fork Canyon.

Reports say the homemade knife entered Andrus' body at a 45-degree angle, penetrating his heart. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say Andrus also had a defective over-the-shoulder sheath for the knife.

Bilodeau says the incident didn't happen during an official Rendezvous activity.

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