California Man Died After Falling 400 Feet In Remote Area Near Moab
MOAB, Utah — A 23-year-old California man died after falling approximately 400 feet while base jumping near Mineral Point, an area about 40 miles from Moab, according to officials with the Grand County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue.
The incident happened late Friday night.
A crew from Grand County EMS climbed a 1,000-foot talus slope in the dark to reach the individual, but because of hazardous conditions, the recovery operation was halted.
Classic Air Medical and rangers from the Bureau of Land Management also responded.
The man’s body was finally recovered Saturday morning.
Additional details about the incident, including the man’s identity, have not been released.
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