Emergency personnel came to the rescue of two Army paratroopers who got hung up when wind blew them into trees during a training jump Thursday afternoon near Rainier, according to a news release.
Neither paratrooper was seriously injured.
The Joint Base Lewis-McChord fire department was able to retrieve a male paratrooper who was more than 30 feet high using a ground ladder. But they had to wait for the Thurston County Special Operations Rescue Team to rescue the female paratrooper, who was between 70 and 75 feet off the ground, Lacey fire battalion chief Steve Crimmins said.
The team includes …