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Man's parachute fails to open after jumping from Superstition Mountain

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Posted at 1:39 PM, Dec 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-03 15:42:09-05

A BASE jumper was injured Saturday when his parachute didn’t open correctly.

Brett Broman from Superstition Fire and Medical said the jumper made his leap from roughly a 5,500 foot at the Superstition Mountains.

According to Broman, the 36-year-old man’s parachute failed to open properly and he tumbled nearly 40 feet landing on a boulder in the foothills.

Crews were able to rescue the patient from that location and he is being transferred to a trauma center in Scottsdale with a hip fracture.