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BASE jumper gets hung up in Provo Canyon

Published October 1, 2012 10:38 pm

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A BASE jumper was dangling by his parachute from a cliff late Monday in Utah County.

The man was jumping with friends from a cliff in the mouth of Provo Canyon about 7:30 p.m. when his chute became caught on the cliff, said Utah County sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon. The man stayed in his harness, which was suspended about 300 feet below the jumping-off point and about 100 feet above a steep slope.

Crews were trying to set up ropes to rappel to the man and secure him before lowering him, Cannon said.

The rescue was expected to take at least a few hours, Cannon said.