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Incredible footage shows rescue of base jumper who got caught on the side of a mountain

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First responders in Arizona have released incredible footage that shows the moment they rescued a base jumper who became stuck on the side of a mountain last week. 

Scott Frankson was base jumping off Superstition Mountains on Sunday when his parachute got hooked on a sheer face vertical wall. 

Frankson was suspended nearly 300 feet in the air, hanging from his parachute on the north side of Siphon Draw, officials from the Arizona Department of Public Safety said. 

First responders in Arizona have released incredible footage that shows the moment they rescued base jumper, Scott Frankson (pictured, before he was rescued), who became stuck on the side of a mountain last week

First responders in Arizona have released incredible footage that shows the moment they rescued base jumper, Scott Frankson (pictured, before he was rescued), who became stuck on the side of a mountain last week

Frankson was base jumping over Superstition Mountains on Sunday when his parachute got hooked on a sheer face vertical wall. He was suspended nearly 300 feet in the air, hanging from his parachute on the north side of Siphon Draw

Frankson was base jumping over Superstition Mountains on Sunday when his parachute got hooked on a sheer face vertical wall. He was suspended nearly 300 feet in the air, hanging from his parachute on the north side of Siphon Draw

According to the Superstition Fire and Medical District, Frankson (circled) was approximately '1000ft to the bottom' of the mountains, which are the largest of the mountain ranges surrounding Phoenix

According to the Superstition Fire and Medical District, Frankson (circled) was approximately ‘1000ft to the bottom’ of the mountains, which are the largest of the mountain ranges surrounding Phoenix

Despite the dramatic rescue (first responders, pictured), Frankson and some of his friends went back to the area a few days later to retrieve the parachute

Despite the dramatic rescue (first responders, pictured), Frankson and some of his friends went back to the area a few days later to retrieve the parachute

In the footage, Frankson, who works as a carpenter, is seen dangling from the parachute while a trooper was being lowered 267 feet down by a helicopter.  

Authorities said the trooper ‘secured the subject with a capture strap and cut him free from his parachute lines’.

‘Can you break that away?’ the officer asks Frankson.

‘I can cut the risers. That’s the best place to cut it,’ Frankson responded. 

Once the risers were cut, both the trooper and Frankson were then hoisted to the top of the mountain. First responders evaluated Frankson but he didn’t suffer any injuries. 

According to the Superstition Fire and Medical District, Frankson was approximately ‘1000ft to the bottom’ of the mountains, which are the largest of the mountain ranges surrounding Phoenix.

Despite the dramatic rescue, Frankson and some of his friends went back to the area a few days later to retrieve the parachute.  

‘Parachute recovery mission,’ Frankson shared on Instagram with several photos and videos showing them gearing up for the retrieval. 

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Frankson shared the post on Wednesday, just days after he was rescued. 

‘Thanks again to my climbing friends. I asked them if they wanted to go 300 feet down a wall to retrieve a parachute and they said “hell yea”,’ Frankson says in one of the videos.  

Sunday's incident wasn't the first time Frankson (pictured in 2015) had a dangerous experience while base jumping in Arizona. In 2015, Frankson jumped off a cliff near the Peralta Trail of the Superstition Mountains with some friends when they became tangled

Sunday’s incident wasn’t the first time Frankson (pictured in 2015) had a dangerous experience while base jumping in Arizona. In 2015, Frankson jumped off a cliff near the Peralta Trail of the Superstition Mountains with some friends when they became tangled 

Another video shows one of the climbers coming back up from the side of the mountain with the parachute in tow. 

Sunday’s incident wasn’t the first time Frankson had a dangerous experience while base jumping in Arizona. 

In 2015, Frankson, who has more than 4,000 sky dives and base jumps, jumped off a cliff near the Peralta Trail of the Superstition Mountains with some friends. 

During the jump, when Frankson and a friend opened their parachutes, the two became tangled in mid-air.

The parachutes eventually began unwinding before they spiraled to the ground. Luckily, they only suffered minor injuries.

Frankson, who is originally from Canada, moved to Arizona when he was 14. Just five years later, he began skydiving. 

He became the first person to jump off Camelback Mountain in Pennsylvania nearly 25 years ago.  

Superstition Mountains rise steeply above the flat desert to a high point of 5,024 feet, and are characterized by sheer-sided, jagged, volcanic peaks and ridges separated by boulder-filled canyons. 

They are popular for the legend of the Lost Dutchman Mine. 

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