- Associated Press - Saturday, December 3, 2016

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a base jumper was injured when his parachute malfunctioned and he landed on a large boulder.

The incident occurred Saturday in foothills at the base of the Superstition Mountains on the southeastern outskirts of the Phoenix area.

Battalion Chief Brent Broman of the Superstition Fire and Medical Department says the 36-year-old man’s chute apparently didn’t open properly. He spiraled in the air before landing on a boulder and tumbled on the ground before coming to a stop.

The man was airlifted to a hospital for treatment of a hip injury.

His identity wasn’t released.


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