Grand County Sheriff
Steven White

Corona Arch Fatality 03242013

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

 

 

INJURIES:  Fatal                     

 

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