"The Times-News (Twin Falls, ID) June 18, 2006
Jun. 18--TWIN FALLS --In the 486 feet from the Perrine Bridge to the Snake River, a human body can reach speeds up to 120 mph.
The plunge creates quite a rush for BASE jumpers --until something goes wrong.
Ask Jason Cooper. On May 26, the 29-year-old Canadian plunged from the bridge, his parachute streaming unopened behind him.
He hit the Snake River at about 90 to 110 mph, by his calculations. He suffered a broken scapula, half a dozen broken ribs, four fractured vertebrae and one punctured lung.
His injuries required two weeks of treatment in three hospitals. But he is expected to fully recover, and to jump again.
What saved him was a combination of luck --he landed on the muddy edge of the … "
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