NATURE OF INCIDENT: Rope swinging accident at Corona Arch
DATE: 03/24/2013 DAY OF WEEK: Sunday
LOCATION OF OCCURANCE: Corona Arch
VICTIMS OR PERSONS INVOLVED:
NAME: AGE HOMETOWN & STATE
|Kyle D. Stocking||22||West Jordan, Utah|
TAKEN WHERE: Spanish Valley Mortuary
On Sunday the 24th of March at approximately 3:30 p.m. the deceased(Kyle Stocking) and five(5) friends had hiked to Corona Arch and set up a rope swing from the Arch. The length of the rope used to swing from the Arch was miscalculated and when Kyle swung under the arch he struck the ground(sandstone) under the Arch receiving fatal injuries.
Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Grand County Search and Rescue, Grand County EMS and St. Mary’s Careflight all responded to the area of the accident and assisted in the recovery of the deceased from the accident scene.
Corona Arch is accessed from the trailhead that is located at approximate mile marker 6 on SR 279 and across the highway from the Gold Bar Recreation area. The hike to the Arch is 1 ½ miles from the trail head.
DEPUTY:Lt. Kim Neal