Utah man dies in rope-swing accident

March 25, 2013 at 10:21 PM

MOAB, Utah, March 25 (UPI) -- A young Utah man died last weekend when he slammed into the ground while swinging from a 140-foot-high rock formation, authorities said Monday.

The Grand County Sheriff's Office said Kyle Stocking, 22, of West Jordan was killed about 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the popular Corona Arch near Moab, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

Sheriff's Lt. Kim Neal said the "length of rope to swing from the arch was miscalculated and when [Stocking] swung under the arch, he struck the ground ... receiving fatal injuries."

Stocking was with five friends when the accident occurred, the Tribune said.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Demand for mobile phones in North Korea means two per household
Islamic State re-captures part of key Kurdish-held border town in Syria
Volcanic eruption alerts authorities in Japan
Girl Scouts chapter returns $100K donation that excluded transgender girls
More than 1,000 prisoners, some al-Qaida, escape Yemeni prison