Parachutist rescued after getting caught in power lines in Lake Elsinore

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (KABC) -- A parachutist was rescued after getting caught in power lines in Lake Elsinore Tuesday afternoon.

According to Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department, the person was hanging about 30 feet off the ground near Mission Trial and Vine Street around 11:10 a.m.

Southern California Edison crews cut the power to the lines and were able to safely get the person down with the help of a bucket lift.

The person was taken to a hospital for minor injuries. Crews were able to safely remove the chute from the power lines.

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