Twin Falls rescue crews save BASE jumper caught in bridge



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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A woman was rescued after her parachute got tangled in a bridge over the Snake River Canyon in Idaho.

KTVB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1Hg8ivl ) that a statement from the Twin Falls County sheriff's office says a wind gust caught the BASE jumpers chute and blew it to the bottom trestle of Perrine Bridge Tuesday evening.

Crews from the Twin Falls Fire Department, Magic Valley Paramedics Special Operations Reach and Treat Team and Twin Falls County Search and Rescue responded and found the jumper hanging 10-15 feet below the trestle. The jumper was not injured.

BASE jumping is parachuting from a fixed structure or cliff. The Perrine Bridge over the canyon is popular with such jumpers. The bridge is about 500 feet above the river.

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Information from: KTVB-TV, http://www.ktvb.com/

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