BASE Jumper Caught on Arizona Rocks Airlifted to Safety

Dramatic footage released by the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) shows a rescue crew airlifting a BASE jumper to safety after his parachute got stuck between rocks in the Superstition Mountains on December 29.

A crew from Superstition Fire and Pinal County Sheriff’s office helped bring the jumper, named as Scott Frankson, back to safety after he got hung up on a sheer face of the mountains.

A trooper lowered himself 267 feet to Frankson and cut him free from his parachute, officials said.

The trooper and Frankson were then flown by a DPS helicopter to the top of a mountain, where they were released, local media reported. Credit: Arizona Department of Public Safety via Storyful