Base jumper rescued from bridge in Placer County

PLACER COUNTY, Calif.

CAL FIRE responded to the scene in Auburn under the Forest Hill Bridge just before nine last night. It took crews several hours to free the man, but they finally got him out of the tree around 2:15 this morning. CAL FIRE says base jumping is a frequent problem at the bridge. Base jumping involves using a parachute to jump from stationary objects, like bridges or other high objects.

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