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BASE JUMPER DEATH
Newlywed husband cited for BASE jumping in accident that killed wife near Utah national park
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 8:01 PM EST
ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah
Officials are citing the husband of a Utah woman who died when her parachute failed to open at a peak overlooking Zion National Park.
Butler and his 28-year-old wife, Amber Bellows, had hiked to the top of Mount Kinesava on Saturday. Authorities say Bellows jumped first about 4 p.m. but fell about 2,000 feet to her death when her parachute failed.
Butler jumped next but couldn't reach his wife's body. It was recovered the next day.
BASE jumping is banned in the park. BASE jumping is a sport in which people parachute from buildings, bridges and other features.
The couple were married in Salt Lake City two weeks before Bellows' death.