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.