SUPERSTITION MOUNTAINS, AZ — A base jumper was rescued from the Superstition Mountains Sunday morning after getting caught on the face of the mountain.
Superstition Fire and Medical District and PCSO responded to the scene and used a helicopter to remove the base jumper.
The base jumper had no injuries.
"It was sheer rock, you don't have good footing, he didn't have any rope systems with him," said Captain Rob McDade with the Phoenix Fire Department. "[He is] very lucky to be alive."
Today a base jumper got stuck on a sheer face of the Superstition Mountains. PCSO and SFMD had Unified Command, utilizing a DPS Ranger to perform a pick off maneuver from a hoist. The extraction to the landing zone was successful. The patient was evaluated and had no injuries. pic.twitter.com/1kvEXWCcwK— SFMD (@sfmd_az_gov) December 29, 2019
The jumper is not being identified at this time.
The Phoenix Fire Department says in 2019 they have been dispatched to 252 mountain rescue calls.