BASE Jumper Killed Trying To Parachute Into Mineral Canyon


Posted: 03/23/2014 9:23 pm EDT Updated: 03/23/2014 11:59 pm DT

MOAB, Utah (AP) Authorities have recovered the body of a 35-year-old man who died while attempting a parachute jump from a cliff in southeast Utah.
Kevin Morroun, 35, died late Friday after his canopy did not fully open during a jump from a cliff called 'the sweet spot'

Grand County sheriff's deputies say the body was recovered Saturday, a day after the man jumped from an area known as "The Sweet Spot" above Mineral Canyon about 40 miles west of Moab.
Deputies say the distance from the top of the cliff to the spot where the man's body was found was about 400 feet and the cliff face was extremely rocky.
The victim's name and details about the cause of the 7 p.m. Friday accident were not immediately released.
The man was a BASE jumper which involves jumping with a parachute from buildings, bridges and other features.
The victim's friends notified authorities about the accident.
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