TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) -

A pair of BASE jumpers survived a 486-foot fall in southern Idaho on Monday evening when their parachutes failed to fully open.

The Twin Falls Times-News reports the men were seriously injured after leaping from Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Twenty-four-year-old James E. Rawe of Draper, Utah was taken to a local hospital.

The other jumper, whose name wasn't released, was airlifted to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise with life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses said one of the men apparently leapt too soon from a bridge railing.

The pair collided in midair, tangling their parachutes and sending them plummeting to the Snake River canyon floor.

A BASE jumper was found dead Monday in Utah's Zion National Park, and another died Friday in a failed jump attempt near Moab, Utah.


Information from: KTVB-TV,