Man Dies At Rock Arch: Watch The Video That Inspired 22 Year Old Kyle Lee Stocking To Lose His Life [VIDEO]

By Staff Reporter on March 25, 2013 4:49 PM EDT

World's Largest Rope Swing
A viral video on YouTube featuring a rope swing at Corona Arch caused copy cat Kyle Lee Stockings to lose his life. (Photo: YouTube / devinsupertramp)

A man dies at rock arch when a failed attempt at a rock swing caused him to hit the ground 140 feet below the iconic Corona Arch near Moab. A stunt that was made famous by a viral video that garnered more than 17 million views, the tragic accident reminds us why these daring stunts are better left for the professionals.

According to Grand County Sheriff, 22-year-old Kyle Lee Stocking of West Jordan, Utah, set up the deadly Corona Arch swing at about 3:30 p.m., Sunday. Tragically, the rope rig failed, causing Stocking to fall 140 feet to the ground below.

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Based on Sheriff's Lt. Kim Neal's report, the length of the rope from the arch was miscalculated, causing Kyle Lee Stocking to slam into the hard red sandstone. First responders confirmed that Kyle Lee Stocking had died at the scene.

According to reports, Stocking was with a group of five friends when he lost his life at the Corona Arch. An iconic rock formation, the Corona Arch has become popular for extreme sports athletes ever since YouTube channel devinsupertramp showcased an exhilarating 250-foot pendulum rope swing that was organized by a band of professional athletes. Titled "World's Largest Rope Swing," the video has garnered more than 17 million views since it was posted last year.

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