Injured BASE jumper rescued from mountain ledge near Sedona

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An injured BASE jumper was rescued from Lee Mountain. By Jennifer Thomas An injured BASE jumper was rescued from Lee Mountain. By Jennifer Thomas
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Crews from several agencies rescued a BASE jumper after his parachute malfunctioned and he was stranded on a ledge in the Sedona area on Monday.

The rescue took 10 hours to complete.

According to Rex Gilliland with the Coconino County Sheriff's Office, the 27-year-old man from the Prescott area had been BASE jumping when he had some type of parachute malfunction and crash-landed on Lee Mountain at around 1 p.m.

The Sedona Fire District, Coconino County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Unit, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety Air Rescue helicopter responded to the scene.

The injured man was found stranded on a ledge approximately 600 feet below the top of the mountain.

A rescuer rappelled down to the man's location and provided medical care. The rescuer then rappelled with the patient another 300 feet to the bottom of the mountain.

At approximately 11 p.m., the man was transported to the Flagstaff Medical Center.