Minnesota man dies rappelling in Utah

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Authorities say a Minnesota man died after falling 60 feet while rappelling down a cliff in southern Utah. 

The Grand County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Tuesday that 33-year-old Scott Henning was hiking with a friend near the tourist town of Moab when the accident occurred Monday evening. 

Henning was rappelling down a cliff in Moonflower Canyon when he had a problem with the rope and fell. 

A helicopter flew emergency personnel to the area but Henning died at the scene.