May 29, 2006, 7:15 PM
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It's been announced by the Sherrif's department in Twin Falls. We lost Shannon (GirlFallDown) today in a BASE jumping accident at the Perrine bridge. Apparently her bridle wrapped around her arm and didn't clear until too late.
This is really fucked up.
(This post was edited by skymama on May 30, 2006, 6:23 AM)
Sorry... didn't realize you had to register. Here's the cut-n-paste.
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.
Video Clip 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)
A 34-year-old California woman died Monday when she slammed into the Snake River after her parachute failed to deploy following a 486-foot leap from a southcentral Idaho bridge that's the world's most-frequented BASE jumping location.
The Alameda, Calif., woman, whose name wasn't released pending notification of family, is the third person to die since 2002 after jumping from the Perrine Bridge on U.S. Highway 93.
I don't know if this is Shannon or not, no name was given in this AP news release dated today (May 29th).
no this cant be true, Not my Shannon, not her, she is to good, she is to wonderful , she is to pure in her heart please say this isnt true, I have lost so much this past year and this week has been by god the worst , I cant accept this, please dont say this about her, please someone call me please...
I'm still just trying to process this; at the moment it doesn't feel in the slightest bit real. Not Shannon, not now when so much was going so right in her life. She was one of my first friends in the sport; I met her on my very first skydiving road trip and she was an instant friend. We were very different and yet very similar at the core.
I miss you already, girl. As much as I miss her I can't imagine what Bob is going through right now and my heart goes out to him and all of Shannon's family.