Grand County Sheriff Steven White

Grand County Sheriff
Steven White

Base Jumping Accident 11/29/13

DATE: 11/29/2013           

 

DAY OF WEEK: Friday

 

LOCATION OF OCCURANCE: Tombstone/6 miles down Kane Creek

 

VICTIMS OR PERSONS INVOLVED:

NAME:                                                              AGE                   HOMETOWN & STATE    

Mike Hubbard 27 Massachusetts

 

 

November 29th, 14:08(2:08 p.m.), Grand County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a base jumper that had hit the wall at the popular BASE jumping location of Tombstone approximately 6 miles down Kane Creek. Grand County Search and Rescue responded to the area and found that the jumper was on a ledge. The jumpers chute had deployed but in a position that carried him into the wall.  A climber was able to reach the jumper and they rappelled from the ledge to the base. The jumper walked away with minor injuries.

 

  

 

 

 

DEPUTY:Lt. Kim Neal