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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments


Sup Travellers?! Saturday was a sad day in paradise for a newlywed couple from Salt Lake City who only lasted 2 weeks in marriage before death did them part. Reports from CNN state that 28 year old Amber Bellows plummeted 2000 feet to her death when her parachute failed to open after a base jump near Zion National Park. Her husband watched helplessly as she fell to her death. He jumped down after her but couldn't reach her in time.

The reports say that Bellows had hiked to the top of the mountain Saturday morning with her husband, 29-year-old Clayton Butler to do illegal BASE jumping. The Salt Lake City couple had married just two weeks before and BASE jumping was a regular activity thing for the newlywed couple. It took Butler almost 2 hours to hike down the mountain to inform officials of his wife's tragic death. Officials began a helicopter search on Sunday morning and found Bellows' body by 10 a.m.

"It is just really sad and our condolences go out to her family and friends," Acting Superintendent Jim Milestone said in a statement. "BASE jumping is so dangerous. Even for those that are experienced, like Amber Bellows. That is one of the reasons it is not allowed in the park." Butler is now under investigation by officials for the illegal act of BASE jumping from Mount Kinesava.

That 2 hour hike down the mountain must have been the longest hike of Butler's life. I can't imagine how he must have felt or how he's feeling as of now. What makes it even worse is that he may even be arrested and charged because him and his wife were acting against the law when they did the BASE jump. So sad. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.