PAGE, Ariz. – The body of a California man who was wingsuit flying in northern Arizona and hit a wall has been recovered.
Coconino County Sheriff's Office spokesman Gerry Blair says the family of Mathew Kenney, of Santa Cruz, reached out to professional technical rescuers to help retrieve his body. Authorities say it was trapped in a crevice about 600 feet below where he jumped on Jan. 12 in a wilderness area near the Arizona-Utah border.
Blair says the technical rescuers were able to move Kenney's body to a slope where an Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter could remove it.
He says it was taken Sunday to the Coconino County Medical Examiner's office.
Friends of Kenney say he was an experienced skydiver and wingsuit flier who loved nature.