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Man Dies At Corona Rock Arch After Rope Swing Stunt Goes Bad

A 22-year-old man died this weekend at a rock arch in Utah.

According to Fox News, Kyle Lee Stocking was attempting to swing from a rope tied to Corona Arch on Sunday afternoon. Stocking miscalculated the length of rope he needed for the stunt and ended up falling close to 140-feet to his death.

Grand County sheriff’s Lt. Kim Neal said that Stocking died at about 3:30 pm on Sunday afternoon.

Neal said: “(The)length of rope to swing from the arch was miscalculated and when [Stocking] swung under the arch, he struck the ground … receiving fatal injuries.”

The Corona Rock Arch near Moab, Utah, is a popular destination for thrill seekers. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the arch became known as “the granddady of all cheap thrills” last year when climbers started using their equipment to set up a giant rope swing.

Commercial companies even started rope swinging trips to Corona. The commercial trips to the rock arch were recently banned but the arch has remained open to private parties for climbing and swinging.

A YouTube video called “The World’s Largest Rope Swing” was filmed at the Corona Arch and has more than 17 million views.

Here’s a video of the world’s largest rope swing.

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