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Hung up Foresthill Bridge BASE jumper rescued from tree branch

AUBURN CA - A Foresthill Bridge BASE jumper was rescued then arrested after a getting hung up Monday night on a tree branch near the end of his 730-foot plunge. A Pacific Gas & El ...

Second suicide jumper leaps to death Wednesday from Foresthill Bridge

AUBURN CA - A second person made a fatal jump late Wednesday off the Foresthill Bridge, near Auburn, authorities said Thursday. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office released th ...

Placer County rafting death cause months away

AUBURN CA - The cause of death for river rafter Stan Decker won?t be known for several months. Decker, 59, of Rohnert Park, died Saturday on a North Fork American River rafting ru ...

Gold panning spikes in Auburn State Recreation Area rivers

AUBURN CA - Rivers in the Auburn State Recreation Area have been getting a workout from pans and hands. Supervising Ranger Scott Liske said that he’s witnessed a spike in pannin ...

$2,000 pricetag for helicopter rescue from tree at Foresthill Bridge

A Foresthill Bridge parachute jump gone wrong and the subsequent helicopter rescue from a tree branch 60 feet above the ground last Thursday could cost an Olympic Valley man $2,000 ...

Parachute jumper rescued from tree, arrested after Foresthill Bridge leap

A BASE jumper found himself suspended 60 feet in the air Thursday dangling from a tree limb in a leap-gone-wrong from the 730-foot-high Foresthill Bridge. Nicholos Frey, 34, of Ol ...

Media Life: Tale of three bears adds to Western States 100 mystique

Add a protective mama bear and two cubs to the legend and lore of the Western States 100. But don’t expect the trio of bad-news bruins to lumber off into the sunset just yet. The ...

Freak summer gully washer is a record buster

Summer? What summer? A freak storm rolled through Auburn and the foothills Tuesday and Wednesday, dumping record rain on the area. Rain totals were impressive for any time of year ...

Memorial Day river, traffic safety stressed

With the American River flowing cold and fast, the state Parks Department is saying that there are plenty of alternative ways to enjoy the Auburn State Recreation Area. Cooler tha ...

Man scales new Foresthill Bridge fencing to leap to his death

A man climbed over new, higher fencing on the Foresthill Bridge and leaped to his death Wednesday morning. The bridge is currently undergoing a $74.4 million seismic retrofit and ...