Experienced BASE Jumper Dies After Chute Fails to Open
Newly-wed Amber Bellows, 28, died when BASE jumping with her husband in Zion National Park. Bellows was an experienced jumper, but her chute failed to open and she fell 2,000 feet to her death. Married for only two weeks, the couple climbed Mt. Kinesava Saturday to jump since the park does not allow it. Clayton Butler, her husband, jumped after her but he was not able to reach her. It took four hours before Butler could reach a point to call for help. Park service retrieved Bellow's body using a helicopter on Sunday morning and rangers carried her body to an awaiting ambulance. This is the park's first BASE jumping death.
By Jordan Moses
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