Search and rescue crews on Tuesday morning recovered the body of a renowned BASE jumper who may have plunged to his death southern Utah's Zion National Park as long as a week and a half ago.
Park spokeswoman Aly Baltrus confirmed that the body of Sean Leary, 38, of California, was recovered by 11 a.m. after a nearly five-hour effort in which rangers climbed down to the remains 300 feet below West Temple peak of the park's southern area.
Beginning at 7:30 a.m., a National Park Service helicopter was used to "short haul" two rangers to an area just above the body. From there, they used ropes to climb down, secure accident evidence and secure Leary's remains. Next, the body and the rangers were retrieved by the helicopter on separate trips.