California wingsuit flier dies after jump from Arizona cliff

BY foxsports • January 13, 2016

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) Authorities say a California man has died while wingsuit-flying among remote cliffs on the Arizona-Utah border.

The Coconino County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday it was devising a plan to recover the body of 29-year-old Mathew Kenney of Santa Cruz.

Sheriff's Lt. Bret Axlund says Kenney's body is trapped in a crevice about 600 feet below the spot where he jumped Tuesday in Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness.

Axlund says Kenney was among a group of experienced wingsuit fliers. He says Kenney hit a wall but investigators aren't sure how it happened.

Matt Frohlich, a friend of Kenney, described him as a talented jumper who had traveled around the world.


This story has been corrected to show that Mathew's last name is Kenney, not Cruz.

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