Polygamist husband trying to honor wife's birthday falls to his death

A Utah polygamist, who was trying to do something special for his wife's 51st birthday, fatally fell off the ridge he planned to light her gift on.

Dee Yates Jessop, 51, planned to ignite the 51 candles - that were in the shape of a heart - from on top a ridge near Circleville, Utah, on Saturday night.

'They were lighting these fire arrows and kind of making it a surprise,' brother Willie Jessop said to the Salt Lake Tribune on Tuesday, 'but because it was late at night, it appears he lost his footing and slipped.'

Dee Yates Jessop fatally fell from on top a ridge near Circleville, Utah, on Saturday night. He died at the scene after falling between 50 to 60 feet

Dee Yates Jessop fatally fell from on top a ridge near Circleville, Utah, on Saturday night. He died at the scene after falling between 50 to 60 feet

Dee Yates Jessop fatally fell from on top a ridge near Circleville, Utah, on Saturday night. He died at the scene after falling between 50 to 60 feet

The 51-year-old had plan to light 51 candles for his wife's birthday

The 51-year-old had plan to light 51 candles for his wife's birthday

Dee was believed to have fallen between 50 to 60 feet and died at the scene. 

His family had just bought the property that the ridge was on in south central Utah. 

The man was a member of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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