Rescuer describes 4-hour efforts to save BASE jumper dangling from cliff


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  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 5:14 p.m.

    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.

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 6:23 p.m.

    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.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Oct. 2, 2012 10:05 a.m.

    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.