Public shouldn’t pay for jumper’s ‘kicks’

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“BASE jumper arrested after rescue,” (Journal, Oct. 14). Finally, a sensible solution to remedy the ever-increasing problem of foolish people who wish to put their lives in danger (and the lives of rescuers): charging these idiots for their rescues. It has never seemed sensible to me that my tax dollars should be spent to rescue a fool who knowingly puts his/her life in danger for “kicks.” We are living in very tough economic times and the idea of spending tax money to rescue a person who is breaking the law is wrong on so many levels. If all county and state agencies would charge for rescues, I’m sure some of these fools might think twice before assuming that they will be rescued for free. Donna McCloskey, Auburn