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Second BASE jumping death reported at Zion National Park

 Visitors to Zion National Park take in the sights after the park opened on a limited basis Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, near Springdale, Utah. (THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, TRENT NELSON / AP)
Visitors to Zion National Park take in the sights after the park opened on a limited basis Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, near Springdale, Utah. (THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, TRENT NELSON / AP)
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Updated: 3/24 9:28 am
SPRINGDALE, Utah (KSNV MyNews3.com) – Officials at Zion National Park say that another BASE jumper has been killed, the second in a little more than a month.

According to a news release, Zion National Park was alerted to an overdue BASE jumper in the vicinity of West Temple at 6:42 a.m. The Grand Canyon National Park helicopter crew located a body, believed to be the missing BASE jumper, just before 3 p.m.

The body is located in difficult terrain and in an area where crosswinds limit the use of a helicopter. Search and Rescue crews will assess options for recovery today. The team hopes to be able to recover the body over the few several days.

BASE jumping is illegal within Zion National Park for resource protection and safety reasons.

The accident is under investigation.

The name is not being released until the victim is properly identified.

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