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Third BASE Jumper Dies In Past 2 Months At Zion National Park

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View of the Court of the Patriarchs inside the Zion National Park in Utah on March 10, 2011. (credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

View of the Court of the Patriarchs inside the Zion National Park in Utah on March 10, 2011. (credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

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MOAB, Utah (AP) — Zion National Park officials say they’ve found the body of a missing BASE jumper, marking the third death in two months by adventurers attempting to parachute off of Utah cliffs.

Zion officials said in a news release Monday that the body was spotted by helicopter Sunday afternoon. It’s unclear when the jumper went missing. The body hasn’t been recovered from the remote area and officials haven’t identified the victim yet.

BASE jumping, which involves jumping with a parachute from buildings, bridges and other towering features, is illegal in Zion National park.

In early February, 28-year-old Amber Bellows of Salt Lake City died in the park when her parachute failed to open.

On Friday, 35-year-old Kevin A. Morroun of Moab died jumping from a cliff west of Moab in southeast Utah.

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