BASE Jumper Slams Into Cliff (Dramatic Video)

BASE Jumper Slams Into Cliff (Dramatic Video)

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BASE Jumper Slams Into Cliff (Dramatic Video)

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A BASE jumper was sent slamming into a cliff by a strong gust of wind near Moab, Utah earlier this week.

Baron Edwards, a 12-year-old who was visiting the area on vacation, recorded the incident with his cellphone and shared the clip with Lauren Steinbrecher of KSL TV 5.

Steinbrecher learned through interviewing Edwards that incident took place in Kane Creek Canyon, just south of Moab.

Two jumpers were successful, but the third, as you’re about to see in the video below, slammed into the cliff and was left dangling hundreds of feet in the air. Edwards described the scary scene to Steinbrecher:

“My guess is that he fell close to 100 feet before hitting a ledge, and then that chute snagged on the ledge — miraculously — because on those cliffs, there’s really nothing to snag on. And there happened to be a little outcropping there,” Edwards explained.”

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The Edwards family flagged down a motorist who called 911. Grand County Search and Rescue was dispatched to rescue the distressed jumper.

Edwards says that a helicopter from the search and rescue crew couldn’t get close enough to hoist him from the cliff. Instead, a search and rescue member climbed the cliff and somehow freed him.

The jumper was eventually airlifted to a local hospital in critical condition. We do not have any videos or pictures of the rescue at the moment.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned here at Unofficial Networks for all updates.

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