BASE jumper saved from ledge after botched jump

At 1:29 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a parachutist who got caught on a cliff after a failed BASE jump attempt. Grand County Search and Rescue were able to rescue the jumper, who was not injured during the incident, according to the sheriff’s office.

The jumper got stuck about two thirds up the 600-foot rock face across the Colorado River from Wall Street on Highway 279. Crews were able to get the individual off of the cliff to safety.

A Classic Air Medical helicopter flew four SAR members along with rescue equipment to the top of the cliff in response to the incident. The team established a lowering station, and three of the team members lowered the fourth down the side of the cliff on ropes to reach the subject.

The SAR member then secured the BASE jumper and they were both lowered down the final 400 feet to the ground.