28-year-old man dies after 70-foot fall in Rock Canyon

Posted at 7:20 PM, Jul 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-25 21:53:19-04

PROVO, Utah — A 28-year-old man is dead after falling during a rappel in Rock Canyon, Monday night.

At about 5:40 p.m., Christopher Stockman was rappelling in the canyon known as the Red Slab area when he fell 70 feet, according to Provo authorities.

Stockman’s friends attempted to perform life-saving measures.

“The precise circumstance of the fall remains under investigation,” according to a Facebook post from Provo Police Department.

The man fell about 70 feet from the Red Slab area, according to a Facebook post from Provo Fire and Rescue.

The incident is under investigation.