Utah Man Dies Attempting Arch Swing Stunt

Published 03/26 2013 02:44PM

Updated 03/26 2013 02:48PM


A 22-year-old man recreating what has recently become a popular stunt was killed after apparently leaving too much slack in the rope he was using to swing through a massive sandstone arch in Utah, police said Monday. 

Kyle Lee Stocking, of West Jordan, and five friends hiked to the Corona Arch in southeastern Utah on Sunday to attempt the stunt made famous on YouTube.

But Stocking miscalculated the length of the rope he used to swing from the 140-foot sandstone arch and struck the ground when he jumped, according to the Grand County Sheriff's Office.

County deputies, search and rescue personnel and paramedics all responded to the accident, but Stocking was pronounced dead at the scene.

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