SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah (ABC4 Utah)- One man is dead after the equipment he was using when rock climbing failed.
San Juan County Search and Rescue crews responded to a popular rock climbing area in Beef Basin Canyon Saturday evening.
They say 50-year-old Mark Davis of Salt Lake City was with a friend rock climbing at Rambo Wall when Davis experienced some type of equipment/rope failure.
He reportedly fell about 20 feet and suffered major head trauma.
Officials say Davis was not wearing a protective helmet.
Emergency crews and a medical helicopter were dispatched to the scene, but Davis had passed away from his injuries before they arrived.
There is a current investigation into why the equipment failed.
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