A Swede in his thirties died in a base jumping accident in Rogaland.
The Swedish base jumper died after base jumping from Kjerag near the Lysefjorden, reports the Sør-West police district.
Relatives have been notified.
It was at 2:20 p.m. on Saturday that police were informed that a base jumper had landed in a clock tower well below the Kjerag plateau.
– After a longer rescue operation, the base jumper was recovered on site at 8:30 p.m. Saturday evening. This happened with the help of the Rogaland Alpine rescue group and the Sola rescue helicopter, the police wrote in a statement.
The rescue helicopter had to turn around
The accident occurred on Saturday afternoon in an urn in the region of the Kjerag mountain range, near Lysebotn in Lysefjorden. The place is located in the municipality of Sandnes.
– It’s a base jumping accident. We received a report of a mare that landed in a stone clock. The condition is not known, operations manager Irene Ragnhildstveit of the Sør-West police district told VG shortly before 6 p.m. on Saturday.
– The rescue helicopter attempted to evacuate the person. This was not successful. The rescue helicopter therefore returned to Sola to pick up the Alpine rescue group who will try to escape.
It takes several hours of walking to reach the top of the Kjerag plateau, widely used by base jumpers, police said.
The rescue helicopter therefore attempted to bring the crew of the Alpine Rescue Group as close as possible to the area from where the helicopter had failed to recover the crashed man.
– Eye contact
– There is visual contact with the patient by helicopter at the scene, Sør-Vest police reported on Saturday at 2:27 p.m.
In an update at 4:41 p.m., police reported that the patient was lying in such a way that it was not possible for the rescue helicopter to recover the person.
The helicopter therefore returned to Sola to collect the Alpine rescue services.
The police are on site in Lysefjorden and are investigating.
Saturday evening, word came that the base jumper had died.
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