BASE jumper rescued near Provo Canyon

Tuesday , March 18, 2014 - 3:29 PM


PROVO — Search crews have rescued a 26-year-old BASE jumper who was stranded on a cliff face near the mouth of Provo Canyon.

Utah County sheriff’s officials say they got a call about 7:30 p.m. Monday that BASE jumper Adam Gardner had run into a cliff face about 300 feet below the spot where he jumped, and was dangling from his parachute harness about 150 feet above the ground.

Deputies say a Utah County search and rescue member rappelled more than 300 feet to reach Gardner and secure him with a rope before releasing him from his parachute.

Gardner was then lowered to other emergency responders, who gave him an IV and took him to an ambulance.

Authorities say Gardner may have a broken ankle, but none of his injuries appear life-threatening.

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