AUBURN, Calif. September 17, 2012 - A basejumper has been stuck in a tree approximately 100 feet off the ground under the Foresthill Bridge in Auburn since at least 8:50 pm on Monday evening.
Rescue personnel has requested a PG&E boom truck to assist in getting the jumper safely to the ground.
Over 15 Cal Fire and Placer County firefighters plus a dozen law enforcement personnel were on scene until 2:05 am when the jumper was finally lowered to the ground in the boom truck's bucket. The jumper was taken to Auburn Faith with minor injuries to his body. No word on the extent of the injuries to his pride or ego.
Placer County Sheriff's deputies will likely be waiting for the yet unnamed "stunt artist" when he will be discharged later today. The bill for the nighttime rescue promises to be a hefty one.
Landing in a tree first, then in jail?
Jumping is illegal and the jumper can likely look forward to at least a misdemeanor violation of State Parks code.
Oh, tres embarrassique! Willard won't go to jail of course, but I hope the bill is hefty. As in, no White House for you, o entitled one.