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Stuck base jumper gets arrested after rescue

August 5, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A base jumper got stuck on the side of a mountain in Washington state, but luckily, he had his cell phone and managed to call police.

Eldon Burrier called police late Monday night, but rescuers couldn't reach him until first light the next day.

Burrier: "I'm hanging on a cliff. My parachute is hanging on a rock on the side of the cliff. I'm just kind of hanging here."

Dispatcher: "Do you have a back-up parachute on?"

Burrier: "No. I'm just hanging from a rock with my strings right now. When it breaks, I'm dead."

Rescuers had to use ropes and pulleys to get him off the cliff in a remote area of Skagit County.

The jumper refused medical attention.

After he was rescued, authorities realized there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest for an illegal jump off a bridge, so they arrested him.


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