Thursday, February 21, 2013 9:40 pm
Army paratroopers rescued from trees in Wash.
The Associated Press
Joe Piek (PEEK') is a spokesman for Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of Seattle. He says all three were unhurt after getting stuck in trees near one of the base's drop zones on a windy Thursday afternoon.
He didn't have many details but says the big, wide-open drop zones are surrounded by trees, and parachutes can drift off course if winds change or increase during a jump.
Piek says firefighters from both Thurston County and the base responded.
The rescue took place in a thickly wooded area near the town of Rainier.