Advertisement

BASE jumper rescued after getting tangled up in tower wires

Two teens have been charged with armed robbery and grand theft after the Beeline on Stanford Road was robbed last month. (Pixabay)
Two teens have been charged with armed robbery and grand theft after the Beeline on Stanford Road was robbed last month. (Pixabay)(WJHG)
Published: Oct. 20, 2019 at 12:38 PM CDT
Email this link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

A 20-year-old base jumper from western Wisconsin who got caught in cable wires after leaping off a 300-foot high tower is facing a felony charge.

Mason Barth, of Neillsville, was charged Friday in Dunn County District Court with criminal trespass of a transmission company after jumping from the Charter Communications tower in Menomonie on Thursday.

BASE is an acronym for building, antenna, span and earth. BASE jumpers typically leap from tall structures and parachute down.

Menomonie police say Barth called 911 after his parachute became entangled in the guy wire of the tower about 50 feet from the ground. He was treated for injuries at a local hospital and released.

Barth did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment.

(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Latest News

Latest News