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WI Boy Scout Dies After Fall from UT Rock Bridge

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities say an 18-year-old Boy Scout from Wisconsin has died after falling 100 feet from a rock formation in Utah.

Anthony Alvin of Green Lake, Wis., was with a group of scouts and scout leaders when he fell Saturday morning at Gemini Bridges, near Moab.

Gemini Bridges is a rock span over Bull Canyon that has cleaved into two parallel bridges. It's about 235 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.

In a news release, the Grand County sheriff's office said Alvin tried to jump about 6 feet, from one span of the bridge to the other, but fell backward.

Sheriff's office and Canyonlands National Park rescue workers rappelled from the bridges and determined Alvin had died. Rescue
teams then lowered Alvin's body to the canyon floor.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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