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4 Nevada men rescued after GC base jump

Post by hikeaz » Sep 21 2010 10:46 pm

September 21, 2010 11:34 PM ET

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Northern Arizona authorities say they have rescued four Nevada men reported missing after base jumping along the Little Colorado River.

The Coconino County Sheriff's Office says the Las Vegas-area men were located late Tuesday afternoon halfway down a canyon outside Grand Canyon National Park. They were airlifted out by helicopter and were being treated for severe dehydration, but none of the men were reported to be injured.

The men's names and ages were not immediately released. Authorities say it's unclear how the men got stranded (gee... I wonder how) after parachuting off sheer cliffs along the river Sunday. They were due to return home Monday and when they didn't, concerned relatives called Arizona authorities.
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Re: 4 Nevada men rescued after GC base jump

Post by fotogirl53 » Sep 21 2010 11:40 pm

I wonder how much adult beverage was involved in deciding to jump off a cliff without thinking about how to get back up?! [-X
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Post by azbackpackr » Sep 22 2010 4:07 am

Well, I guess I am glad they got rescued, although I am worried they are young, and will probably be passing their genes on to another generation of idiots.
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Post by Vaporman » Sep 22 2010 7:07 am

LoL... :sl:
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Post by Jeffshadows » Sep 22 2010 8:09 am

azbackpackr wrote:Well, I guess I am glad they got rescued, although I am worried they are young, and will probably be passing their genes on to another generation of idiots.
By your own argument, then, we as a society as a whole are responsible for removing the selection pressures that would have prevented them from passing their genes on...
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Post by azbackpackr » Sep 22 2010 8:36 am

Hmmmm.....
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Post by Jeffshadows » Sep 22 2010 8:55 am

I'm just sayin'... :D
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Re: 4 Nevada men rescued after GC base jump

Post by JimmyLyding » Sep 22 2010 9:35 am

They should have left those clowns to die. Their carcasses would have been good condor food

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Post by PLC92084 » Sep 22 2010 10:36 am

jeffmacewen wrote:we as a society as a whole are responsible for removing the selection pressures that would have prevented them from passing their genes on...
Removing the D-rings from their shoots prior to jumping would've had the same effect...

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Post by PaleoRob » Sep 22 2010 10:59 am

Don't we have a couple base jumpers on site here? Maybe they could give us some "insider info" as it were?
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Post by Jeffshadows » Sep 22 2010 1:31 pm

I tried it twice with an old buddy who had his own gear. Skydiving is a much better ROI time and energy-wise, IMHO... :M2C:
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Post by azhiker96 » Sep 22 2010 2:27 pm

jeffmacewen wrote: By your own argument, then, we as a society as a whole are responsible for removing the selection pressures that would have prevented them from passing their genes on...
Yup, we've been doing it for a long time; helmet laws, seat belt laws, mandatory vaccinations. :M2C: :M2C:
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Re: 4 Nevada men rescued after GC base jump

Post by base871 » Sep 22 2010 6:54 pm

Yup got stuck after dark in hell hole bend. Very technical jump, with little or no room for error. Very few trails to the top, and tricky (hence why none are on here.)

So you think they shouldve died huh? Nobody deserves to die. We just do something most people are too scared to do. Get to see nature in a different perspective.

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Re: 4 Nevada men rescued after GC base jump

Post by AZLOT69 » Sep 22 2010 7:25 pm

To die would be the cowards way out, let them pay for the rescue ! :STP:
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Re: 4 Nevada men rescued after GC base jump

Post by base871 » Sep 22 2010 7:44 pm

Oh they will pay. to SAR and the Navajos. They outlawed base jumping there last may.
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Re: 4 Nevada men rescued after GC base jump

Post by Jeffshadows » Sep 22 2010 9:19 pm

base871 wrote:Oh they will pay. to SAR and the Navajos. They outlawed base jumping there last may.
Good to know. Hey, you want to go and pull a stealth jump I couldn't care less as long as you don't hurt anyone and you pay if you need to pay...
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Post by JimmyLyding » Sep 22 2010 9:29 pm

base871 wrote:Yup got stuck after dark in hell hole bend. Very technical jump, with little or no room for error. Very few trails to the top, and tricky (hence why none are on here.)

So you think they shouldve died huh? Nobody deserves to die. We just do something most people are too scared to do. Get to see nature in a different perspective.

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I was pretty out of line. I apologize. However, what they did was very very stupid. Engaging in such behavior (i.e. jumping down without knowing how to get out) not only places their own lives at risk, but also the lives of the folks who are brave enough to rescue them. That is the ultimate act of selfishness.
I could care less if people engage in what most people consider excessively risky activities as long as it doesn't endanger others.

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Re: 4 Nevada men rescued after GC base jump

Post by imike » Sep 23 2010 7:06 am

I could care less if people engage in what most people consider excessively risky activities as long as it doesn't endanger others.
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...when it comes to SARS, this argument does not hold... otherwise, we'd all have to quit heading out into the wilds. Those volunteers and professionals choosing to engage in rescue have to make that dedication without regard to the origin of the problem. There is just no good place to draw a line. Individually, we decide to run whatever risk we care to... I'm happy if no one chooses to get me out of any mess I get myself into. I would not appreciate being told I can not take my risk simply because it might place a rescue person at risk. That risk is theirs to determine. Charge for stupidity, if it can be reasonably defined. Otherwise... it's all just part of the mix. Life.
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Re: 4 Nevada men rescued after GC base jump

Post by paulhubbard » Sep 23 2010 7:59 am

The only legit "charge for stupidity" is already in place - Drive around barricades that block a temporarily flooded road and if rescued you face a hefty fine under the "Stupid Motorist" law. I love that one - If the shoe fits (and it does often!)
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