Transcript for Idaho BASE Jump Accident Injures 2
Now to a terrifying accident out in Idaho. Two daredevil B.A.S.E. Jumpers taking a nearly 500-foot plunge from a bridge into the snake river canyon, parachutes tang tangled. How they survived. ABC's gio Benitez has that story for us. Reporter: This morning dramatic images after a B.A.S.E. Jump goes very wrong. 22-year-old Austin contrary and jay Rawe on instagram and Facebook miraculously surviving a 486-foot fall from Idaho's bridge here. Rawe got entangled in Cary's parachute and the two plummeted hitting the ground and rescue crews rushing to help. They landed in a marshy area between the bank or the shoreline and the water. Reporter: Carey airlifted to the hospital and Rawe taken there by boat and ground. Both young men suffering serious injuries. Police say it is legal for B.A.S.E. Jumpers to use this bridge. But take a look at this video taken at the bridge last month. Showing just how quickly things can go wrong. These two jumpers get tangled up on the way down, helplessly fighting to regain control. Luckily for them, they landed in the water. In this particular spot there's not a lot of room for error. If the chute doesn't open, they're a little over 4 1/2 seconds from bridge to water. Reporter: But thrill seekers like this tend to like those off-limit and illegal spots. We saw it this week. As B.A.S.E. Jumpers released video throwing themselves off one world trade center in new York last September. Nobody was hurt there. But at Utah's Zion national park three B.A.S.E. Jumpers died in the last two months alone. The third body recovered just this Tuesday. For "Good morning America," gio Benitez, ABC news, New York.
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