If the idea of BASE jumping from the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls has you interested and scared at the same time, a tandem jump with a professional BASE jumper, might be just what your fear-factor needs.
If you haven’t seen this crazy video of a trampoline BASE jump from the Perrine Bridge, it’s definitely worth the ten second watch, and it’s a testament to the craziness that’s weaved into the soul of an extreme athlete.
Jumping from cliffs surrounding the Snake River canyon isn't legal, and every year careless jumpers require rescuing from city emergency teams that put multiple lives in danger. These access points that enthusiasts are jumping from need to be blocked off, and serious fines need to be put in place for offenders.
The afternoon also aims at raising awareness of the sad reality of veteran suicide, which claimed more than 500 lives in 2018 and continues to happen at a high rate in the country, according to a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs annual suicide prevention report.
A "low pull," is when a jumper tests the limits of the amount of space that separates the object the person jumps off to the ground beneath. It's a dangerous practice, and accounts for many impact deaths annually.