Man injured when chute fails during base jump in Rock Canyon

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PROVO -- A base jumper is lucky he survived after his parachute failed to open properly.

The 25-year-old man jumped off a 450 foot cliff in Provo's Rock Canyon around 2 p.m. Tuesday and deployed his chute, however there was some sort of malfunction and the chute did not open entirely.

That caused the base jumper to spin and slam into the cliff several times before he slid 40 feet down the side and to the ground.

He injured his hip and was taken to the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.

Police would not release his condition.

They are looking into the legality of base jumping in Rock Canyon.


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