One Dead in Arch Rope Swing Stunt

Published on March 25, 2013 at 12:11PM

a 22-year-old man died Sunday afternoon as he attempted to use a rope swing at Corona Arch in Grand County. According to a news release from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Kyle D. Stocking died because the length of the rope he and some friends were using at the arch had been miscalculated. The release says Stocking and his friends had hiked to the arch and set up the rope swing at about 3:30 yesterday afternoon. Officials from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Grand County Search and Rescue, Grand County EMS and St. Mary’s Careflight all responded to the scene and assisted in the recovery of Stocking’s body.