TWIN FALLS — A BASE jumper injured his ankle Tuesday after jumping off the Perrine Bridge, a sheriff’s lieutenant said.
The injury was reported just before 1 p.m., a SIRCOMM dispatcher said. The injury wasn’t serious, though several deputies and paramedics responded to the initial call.
“The parachute fully opened, but he landed awkwardly and hurt his ankle,” Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Lt. Daron Brown said.
Brown and several paramedics in the sheriff’s office boat reached the BASE jumper near the landing zone underneath the bridge on the south side of the Snake River.
“He walked to the boat, and then the paramedics put him in a splint,” Brown said. He was taken to the hospital with what was likely a broken ankle.