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Man dies while swinging from Utah rock arch

Published: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

SALT LAKE CITY – A 22-year-old Utah man was killed Sunday trying to swing through the opening of a 110-foot-tall sandstone arch in a stunt made so popular on YouTube that state authorities recently banned the daredevil activity by commercial outfitters.

Kyle Lee Stocking, of West Jordan, left too much slack in the rope he was using, and it sent him crashing into the sandstone base of Corona Arch near Moab, Grand County sheriff’s officials said.

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