A newlywed couple decided to go on a BASE jump at Zion Park in Utah, but tragically, the husband watched his brand new wife jump to her death.
Clayton Butler, 29, went with his 28-year-old wife of two weeks Amber Marie Bellows to Zion National Park to attempt the jump. The two were both experienced with BASE jumping, but doing the extreme activity is actually not allowed at Zion.
Bellows jumped first, and sadly, her parachute failed to open. The new bride fell 2,000 feet to her death right in front of her husband’s eyes.
"It is just really sad and our condolences go out to her family and friends," said park superintendent Jim Milestone. "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."
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The tragic death is currently being investigated, but early reports have not indicated foul play of any kind. BASE jumping is different from skydiving because instead of jumping from an airplane, participants jump from a fixed object.