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Bridge Day panel backtracks on security plan

Register-Herald file photo by Rick Barbero Base jumpers leapi 800+ feet into the New River Gorge during the Bridge Day event held in Fayetteville.
Register-Herald file photo by Rick Barbero
Base jumpers leapi 800+ feet into the New River Gorge during the Bridge Day event held in Fayetteville.

BECKLEY, W.Va. — Bridge Day 2015 vendors, BASE jumpers and rappellers may be able to choose this year to either pay for a background check with a contracted security company or submit to a biometric fingerprint scan for free.

The Bridge Day Commission in Fayette County passed a motion Wednesday that adds the option of the background check. The check would be conducted by a contracted, third party security company, said Bridge Commission Chairwoman Sharon Cruikshanks.

 The cost of the background check will be $12 to $35, depending on which of the three companies the commission contracts.

“Biometric scans are a free option,” Cruikshanks said.

The paid background check option was added after BASE jumpers expressed concerns over privacy violation issues raised by a biometric scan requirement the commission added in January…

 

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