UPDATE: 2 BASE Jumpers Injured At Perrine Bridge


By Brittany Cooper
By Paul Johnson
By Aimee Burnett

UPDATE 5:00 p.m. - Two men are hurt after two separate BASE jumping accidents Thursday afternoon.

City spokesman Josh Palmer says both accidents were due to parachute malfunctions.

The first accident happened around 1 p.m. when a man hit the canyon wall.

He was air lifted to St. Luke's Magic Valley and is in critical condition.

He reportedly has multiple compound fractures and other injuries.

It's not clear if he will be transferred to a different hospital at this time.

The second accident happened a few hours later around 3:30 p.m.

Fellow BASE jumpers pulled him out of the water.

He was taken to St. Luke's by ambulance.

City leaders say they will be looking into the incidents.

"We'll be looking at this to see if there's any way we can mitigate this type of risk in the future," said Josh Palmer, City of Twin Falls spokesman.

Both men were reportedly from out of state.

Their level of experience is unknown at this time.

Rescue officials told Idaho's First News that they can't remember a time where two BASE jumpers were hurt in the same day.

We'll be following up on this story and will bring you more information as it becomes available.

UPDATE 2:05 PM – Air Saint Luke’s is transporting the victim for medical assistance. According to Josh Palmer with the City of Twin Falls, they were notified of the accident around 1:03 pm this afternoon. At this time the condition or identity of the patient is unknown. The accident happened when a base jumper off of the Perrine Bridge struck the canyon wall near a ledge above Centennial Park.

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) According to SIRCOMM, a BASE jumper has been injured at the Perrine Bridge.

The incident happened Thursday afternoon around 1 p.m. Life Flight was called to assist.

We have a crew at the scene and we'll have more information as it becomes available.

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