Base jumper rescued off Stawamus Chief face in Squamish – BC |

A major rescue ended successfully in Squamish, B.C., Saturday afternoon.

A base jumper ran into trouble with his parachute and ended up stuck on a ledge on the Stawamus Chief.

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Man rescued from waters of Lynn Canyon

The man was stranded around 300 metres down the face of the Chief, prompting a Squamish Search and Rescue operation.

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They sent a 12-person rope team up as there was not enough room for a helicopter.

“Three to 400 metres of ropes use, used an army to facilitate the two-rope rescue a lot of people power. Twelve people in total, more on the ground; a few ppl on the ground to make this happen,” said Raz Peel said, Squamish Search and Rescue spokesperson, of the operation.

Base jumping at the Stawus Chief is not illegal.

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