West Mineral — The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department says a man whose body was found near the Big Brutus tourist attraction apparently was trying a jump with a parachute when he died.
The man, 49-year-old Mark Mosley of Lowell, Ark., was found dead Saturday on the grounds of the Big Brutus attraction in West Mineral.
Authorities say it appears Mosley was trying a base jump from atop Big Brutus, which is 160 feet at its highest point, but the investigation continues.
Base jumping involves jumping with a parachute from a stationary base, usually a bridge, building or cliff. A parachute, harness and other safety equipment were found at the scene.