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Base jumper rescued at Superstition Mountains

Posted at 5:05 PM, Dec 29, 2019

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."

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.