Well-known YouTuber, popular for his life hack videos, was found dead by Utah police after he went missing Monday, 29 July 2019, during a paragliding trip.
Grant Thompson, age 38, was reported missing to the St. George Emergency Dispatch Center at around 10:30 p.m. Monday after family members became concerned when he did not return from a paragliding trip near Sand Hollow State Park.
As per the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the caller was unable to reach Thompson on his phone and he was over an hour late from his expected arrival. And last time he was spotted leaving the Dixie Springs subdivision.
While Thompson was paragliding he was reportedly wearing a GPS tracking device and the caller was able to provide authorities with his last known coordinates at around 9:00 p.m.
And the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue teams and a Life Flight helicopter were able to track down the YouTuber using updated coordinates gathered from his cellphone’s GPS just after midnight Tuesday.
Since then he was pronounced dead on the scene. After that, Thompson’s death was confirmed on his Instagram, “The King of Random,” in a post to his more than 388k followers.
Thompson started his channel of life hacks and random projects in 2010 and has since gained more than 11 million subscribers on YouTube.
In addition, Youtube’s official Instagram account shared condolence to his family by saying “We’re deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss of Grant Thompson, a gifted, passionate and endlessly curious creator. And we send our deepest condolences to his loving family, The King of Random team and fans.”
Following video shows tribute to Grant Thompson! Rest in peace