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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 2 2012 7:00 a.m. MDT

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Ogden, UT

This is a perfect example of a time when someone who needs to be rescued should be billed for the cost of the rescue.

This was the result of deliberately dangerous behavior. It was not a simple accident.

Provo, UT

Life is dangerous. In the pursuit of "life, liberty, and happiness", accidents happen. Is someone trying to suggest that this base-jumper DELIBERATELY got himself in this precarious, life-threatening position? a suicide attempt? or, maybe, "...just wanted to see how efficient the rescue team could be..."??

I for one and just glad to see he is safe and the rescue team did what they are trained and paid to do.

Cedar Hills, UT

glad he is safe but I agree he should be billed for the rescue costs. Base jumping is crossing the line into the extreme ... and stupid.

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