Professional BASE Jumper Has Disappeared After Successfully Landing a Jump

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BASE jumper Austin Carey jumping off Perrine Bridge overlook, Idaho. Credit: Instagram

After successfully landing a jump last week, a well-known professional BASE jumper has not been seen since, disappearing without a trace.

Austin Carey made the jump across the Snake River, at Twin Falls, Idaho on Thursday afternoon, a jump he had made thousands of times before. 

He and his partner landed on the opposite side of the river to where their hike out and car were.¬†However, the river was higher and quicker than they anticipated. His partner swam across the river but Austin wasn’t so keen, especially with all his BASE gear. He handed his gear to a passing kayaker and went in search of a better place to cross the river. That was the last anybody has seen of him.

Search and rescue was called and searched through the night, before being called off. They continued their search the next morning before calling the search off altogether.

If anyone has information call Sergeant McRoberts with the Jerome County Sheriff’s Office at (208) 308-4138.

Located on a broad plain at the south rim of the Snake River Canyon, Twin Falls is where daredevil Evel Knievel attempted to jump across the canyon in 1974 on a steam-powered rocket. The jump site is northeast of central Twin Falls, midway between Shoshone Falls and the Perrine Bridge.

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Twin Falls, ID

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