California Man Dies While BASE Jumping at Snake River Canyon
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – A 38-year-old California man who was BASE jumping at the Perrine Bridge plunged to his death on Monday after releasing his chute too late.
The incident happened just after noon, according to Lori Stewart, spokeswoman with the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office. She said in a statement on Monday afternoon that nearby kayakers helped pull the man to shore and his wife started CPR on him while they waited for emergency crews to arrive.
Later, she said she talked to the wife, who informed her it was she who pulled her husband to shore and started CPR.
The Twin Falls County Coroner's Office later identified the man as 38-year-old Brandon J. Chance of Oceanside, Calif.
County deputies and Magic Valley Paramedics arrived at the scene by boat. They pronounced Chance dead at the scene. Twin Falls police and Air St. Luke’s also responded.
Chance was BASE jumping with his wife, Stewart said.