MOAB — A BASE jumper fell approximately 400 feet to his death Friday near Moab. He jumped from an area known as “the sweet spot” which is located on cliffs above Mineral Canyon approximately 40 miles west of Moab.
The man was 35 years old and his name is being withheld pending notification, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.
The accident occured at approximately 7 p.m. Friday night.
The Grand County Sheriff’s department was notified of the accident when the BASE jumper’s friends were able to get cell service. Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Search and Rescue as well as Lifegaurd Helicopter were all dispatched to the area for recovery.
Because of the location and the difficulty recovering the jumper, the recovery was initiated again the next day, Saturday at 6:30 a.m, according to the release. Saturday, Search and Rescue members were able to lower the jumper to the bottom with several belays down an extreme tallus slope. The recovery was complete at approximately 12:30 p.m.
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