SEDONA, AZ - A base jumper was rescued in a 10-hour mission from a mountain ledge in Sedona earlier this week, the Coconino County Sheriff's Office said.
The BASE jumper, a 27-year-old Prescott native, jumped off Lee Mountain and during his descent experienced a parachute malfunction, CCSO said. The man crash landed two-thirds of the way down the mountain and was stranded on a ledge.
Sedona 911 received a call at 1 p.m. of the Monday accident and rescuers found the man 300 feet from the bottom of the mountain, CCSO said. A rescuer rappelled 600 feet from the top of the mountain and treated the man for his injuries, then continued rappelling with the man to the base of the mountain.
The man was then transported to the Flagstaff Medical Center around 11 p.m., according to CCSO.