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May 29, 2006, 7:18 PM

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Re: [waltappel] GirlFallDown

local news story

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TWIN FALLS - In just four days, one person has died - and three others have suffered injuries after jumping off the Perrine Bridge near Twin Falls.

The latest incident happened in the noon hour Monday -- when a 34-year-old California woman jumped off the bridge, and her parachute failed to open. Witnesses say it appeared the chute got tangled in the woman's arm.

Less than 15 minutes earlier, another man was injured, and paramedics transported him by ambulance to Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin falls.

In the 10am hour Monday, another woman also was hurt - and was taken by air ambulance to MVMC. The extent of their injuries is not known.

On Friday, 29-year-old Jason Cooper was critically injured when his chute failed to open -- he is at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise in critical condition.

A BASE jumping event is being held on the bridge over the Snake River this weekend -- possibly contributing to the high number of incidents.

The deceased woman is 34-years-old, and lives in Alameda, CA -- her name has not been released.

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Witnesses react to the failed jump
This is the third recorded fatality on the Perrine Bridge - the others occurred in 2002 and 2003. The drop from the top of the bridge span to the Snake River floor is about 476 feet.

(This post was edited by skydiverbrian on May 29, 2006, 7:20 PM)

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