A report on AZCentral.com said Jose Angel Vera fell an estimated 15 to 20 feet during a charity event in Scottsdale. According to the report, Vera, part of a five-member troupe Aerial Artistry, was unraveling his body from a sash while suspended in the air from a vertical chain. He landed headfirst -- there was no net to break his fall.
Clark said investigators are discounting foul play, criminal or mechanical issues
Vera had been performing for 15 years the report said.