Parents of son killed in arch swing warn thrill-seekers: Think of your family

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  • raybies Layton, UT
    March 28, 2013 1:37 p.m.

    I suspect this is the end of all giant rope swings. The liabilities have got to be enormous, and with the way things go viral, I'm surprised more people aren't getting killed.

  • mrjj69 bountiful, UT
    March 28, 2013 12:44 a.m.

    if you go "thrill seeking". there are definitely risks. sky diving or this .. you have to decide if it is worth losing your life over. personally, i do not.

  • joseywales Park City, UT
    March 27, 2013 5:53 p.m.

    My adult son loves to snowboard in the backcountry. Everytime he goes, I worry a little knowing the dangers involved. Yet, everyday he does something more dangerous than snowboarding. He gets in a vehicle and drives, or rides with others. I'm ok with someone saying they died doing what they loved, because I've had too many family and friends die from cancer, heart disease, and involved in car wrecks.

  • UteNationAlum Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 27, 2013 9:50 a.m.

    I am so sorry about your loss. What a comfort to know that you will see him again one day. That's what has gotten me through the loss of loved ones. My heart an prayers go out to you and your family.

  • So. Cal Reader San Diego, CA
    March 27, 2013 9:34 a.m.

    My heart goes out to these parents. Beyond sad and tragic for them.

  • dotGone Puyallup, WA
    March 27, 2013 8:33 a.m.

    I've been there and felt that pain. Young people, young men especially, can be so foolish in their fun-loving efforts to "try things". It's been 22 years in our family, and, while the pain has eased and life goes on, there are hard moments... I believe that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, not only can all mankind be saved, but we can also be healed and comforted even of these most devastating of earth life wounds. Every year that goes by, the pain eases a little. It becomes tolerable.

  • suzyk#1 Mount Pleasant, UT
    March 27, 2013 7:57 a.m.

    I, too cannot imagine the pain and grief you are going through. I have never understood how they can be so invincible in their desires and decisions. I've always felt it was because they are so young and inexperienced in life. You will be in our prayers and our thoughts. At least we know where and who he is with now. That brings peace.

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    March 27, 2013 6:45 a.m.

    So sad, my heart goes out to the family.

    But I can't help dwelling on the irony: Mechanical Engineer.

  • Lasvegaspam Henderson, NV
    March 26, 2013 10:04 p.m.

    Dear Linda, No need to go visit that arch. Your son will be wherever YOU are; you're his Mother. I can only imagine that he is feeling the same sorrow as you; that he can't undo this and does not want you or his Dad to suffer due to his choice. Thank you for your thoughtful words of warning to others. Trust in the Lord. You're all in my prayers.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    March 26, 2013 8:36 p.m.

    What a heart ache, I can only imagine their sorrow. I do know how much worry and concern our kids can cause. I wish that there was any words that I could say, all I can say is you have my heart. I feel the pane in yours.