For the second time in as many months, a BASE jumper has died in a leap at southern Utah's Zion National Park. Another BASE-jumping death also occurred over the weekend in Grand County.
Park spokeswoman Aly Baltrus said Monday that in the latest case, the jumper was reported overdue Sunday morning. A Grand Canyon National Park helicopter crew was called in and located the body about 3 p.m. Sunday below the West Temple peak in the park's southern area.
As of Monday, the remains still had not been recovered due to difficult terrain and crosswinds that are treacherous for helicopters, Baltrus said. She said it could be "several days" before search-and-rescue crews are able to retrieve the body, which she did not further identify, saying the victim's name and gender were being withheld pending notification of kin.