Base Jumping Death at Zion

A newlywed woman died after plunging about 2,000 feet after a base jumping attempt in Utah's rugged Zion National Park, authorities said Sunday, February 9, 2014.
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A newlywed woman died after plunging about 2,000 feet after a base jumping attempt in Utah's rugged Zion National Park, authorities said Sunday, February 9, 2014. She jumped off Mount Kinesava, a 7,276-foot peak that overlooks the park, on Saturday, the National Park Service said. Her parachute failed to open.

Base jumping is illegal in Zion and other National Parks. Still, thrill-seekers attempt this dangerous sport. This was not the first time this young woman base jumped, but this time it turned tragic. Our hearts go out to her family and loved ones. Read the article at CNN http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/09/us/utah-newlywed-killed-base-jumping/

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