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Man tries to BASE jump off Wisconsin cell tower, has to call 911 after getting caught in the wires

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Posted at 7:52 PM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 18:30:50-04

MENOMONIE — A man had to make an embarrassing call to police after he got caught in a guard wire while attempting to BASE jump off a 300-foot tower.

Police say this happened shortly after 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Menomonie at the Charter Communications tower. Officers say 20-year-old Mason Barth called 911 for help early Thursday morning when his parachute became entangled in the guard wire roughly 50 feet above the ground.

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Barth was successfully rescued nearly an hour later and was transported to Mayo Menomonie, where he was treated and released.

Barth was arrested for criminal trespass to property.