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BASE jumper, 2 others rescued at Camelback Mountain Tuesday

Posted at 1:38 PM, Dec 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-28 09:40:32-05

Crews were busy on Tuesday with three rescues at Camelback Mountain by mid-afternoon, including that of a BASE jumper who had a bad landing, KGUN9 sister station KNXV reports.

The Phoenix Fire Department says it is currently working on a rescue of a man who has non-life threatening injuries after jumping from the Echo Canyon side of Camelback Mountain.

BASE stands for buildings, antennas, spans (such as bridges), and Earth (such as cliffs and mountaintops) that jumpers parachute from.

Crews also rescued a hiker who injured her ankle 200 feet from the top of the mountain and an out-of-towner who slipped coming down the trail a short distance from the top, all within the span of a couple of hours.