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New Mexico BASE jumper dies in accident near Moab

May 6, 2022, 8:37 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 11:39 am

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(PHOTO: Courtesy of Getty Images)

(PHOTO: Courtesy of Getty Images)

GRAND COUNTY, Utah — A 27-year-old man from New Mexico died Thursday following a BASE jumping incident, according to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.

According to officials, the incident took place at milepost 1 on SR-128, just three miles east of Moab. Once on scene, emergency personnel provided life-saving measures to an unresponsive male. The victim was later pronounced dead on the scene. 

Due to the location of the incident, a helicopter from the Department of Public Safety was called in to assist in the removal of the body.

The victim has been identified as Jesus Miguel Diaz.

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New Mexico BASE jumper dies in accident near Moab