Calif. Crews Save Base-Jumper in Daring Rescue AUBURN, Calif. -- Placer County crews made a daring rescue when a base-jumper got caught in a tree after taking a late-night leap from California's tallest bridge. The jumper's parachute caught on a tree, and he found himself hanging 60 feet above the ground, according to Cal Fire. The man hung there for about an hour and a half before calling 911 from his cellphone.