UPDATE: Base Jumpers Remain hospitalized


By Aimee Burnett
By Paul Johnson

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - Two Base Jumpers remain hospitalized after their parachute failed to open properly. The accident reported at 5:15pm on Monday, sent 22 year old Austin Carey to St. Alphonsus hospital in Boise where he is in serious condition. Also injured was 24 year old James Rawe of Draper Utah. He was taken by boat to the Centennial park and transported by ground to St. Lukes Magic Valley. Officials there list him in fair condition.

According to Lori Stewart, James Rawe said he was standing on the shoulders of Carey waiting to jump when he lost his balance and they went over. As they were falling, Rawe became entangled in the deployed chute and the other jumper, It is unclear if Mr. Rawe's chute deployed or not.

Emergency responders were called out to the landing zone just below the Perrine Bridge. Boats were in the water aiding in the rescue.

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