Austin Carey was the BASE jumper who was lost for over a week after performing a jump with his friend. His body was eventually recovered. His friends commemorated him with one last jump with his ashes. It was all caught on video.
Since the announcement was made on the Southern Idaho Tourism website in May, locals are growing more and more excited about the opportunity to host jumpers from across the globe in this first ever organized competition in Twin Falls.
A well executed backflip, followed by a textbook landing by one of the day's jumpers, provides a unique angle of both the bridge and the activity itself, and at the same time is a stark reminder of how tiny human beings are compared to nature.
There are some things that can only happen in Twin Falls. Here's an example. A guy on top of a truck going 45 mph across the Perrine Bridge jumps off. Yep, that happened and I have the picture to prove it.
Jumping off a bridge and sailing to the Snake River Canyon floor may look like fun but remains very dangerous. The latest to die in Twin Falls is a 73-year-old man who leaped off the Perrine Bridge just after 5:30 yesterday afternoon. His chute failed to open and he fell hard into the ri…