PHOTO GALLERY: Local kids and pets dressed up for Halloween (IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO SUBMIT YOUR PHOTOS HERE)
Be a part of our #BlueHalloween costume contest, win AWESOME Seahawks prizes

Man dies while trying to replicate YouTube stunt at Corona Arch

arch

Corona Arch in Utah. (Photo: YouTube.com)

MOAB, Utah (FOX13/Salt Lake City) — A 22-year-old man died as he attempted to use a rope swing at Corona Arch in Grand County to replicate a stunt that has been widely seen on YouTube.

Kyle D. Stocking of West Jordan died Sunday because the length of the rope he and some friends were using at the arch had been miscalculated and he hit the ground, according to a press release from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.

Stocking and his friends had hiked to the arch and set up the rope swing at about 3:30 p.m., the release said.

Officials from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Grand County Search and Rescue, Grand County EMS and St. Mary’s Careflight all responded to the scene and assisted in the recovery of Stocking’s body.

YouTube user “devinsupertramp” made a rope swing video at Corona Arch and posted it in February of 2012. It has since been viewed more than 17 million times.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

2 comments