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Mountain Rescuer Dies in BASE Jump

Michael Leming's parachute didn't open

(Newser) - Michael Leming lived his life on the edge. A legend in Portland's mountain-climbing community, Leming was BASE jumping in Norway on Sunday when his parachute failed to open, reports KGW . The circumstances surrounding his death aren't clear, but a text posted to Facebook —apparently sent from a... More »

Daredevil Leaps Off of the EU's Tallest Building, Dodges Cops

And cops would like to speak with Mr. BASE jumper

(Newser) - Witnesses say a BASE jumper has safely parachuted from the European Union's tallest building, the Shard in London, and evaded police by jumping on the subway. Passers-by captured the stunt on social media Saturday, reports the AP . Video footage and photographs showed the man with green chute deployed floating... More »

BASE Jumpers Survive Plunge Only to Drown in Big Sur Waves

It's a technical, short jump to a small landing spot at the water's edge

(Newser) - Two BASE jumpers swept into the Pacific Ocean after plunging 280 feet from the Bixby Bridge in Big Sur last week are presumed dead. Authorities found a helmet and parachute on the beach on Saturday, reports CBS News , and are piecing together the details of the Jan. 20 jump that... More »

Guy in Wingsuit Hits Cliff Wall, Dies

BASE jumper died in Arizona

(Newser) - A BASE jumper was killed Tuesday while "flying" in a wingsuit near Page, Ariz., the Arizona Star reports. Matthew Kenney, a 29-year-old from Santa Cruz, Calif., was an experienced jumper and was with friends in the remote Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness area near the Utah border. Kenney hit a... More »

BASE Jumper Killed in Alps Leap

Johnny Strange, 23, achieved fame for climbing 7 tallest peaks by 17

(Newser) - It's been a deadly year for those who jump from extreme heights in nothing more than a wingsuit , a grim trend that continued last week with the death of Johnny Strange, an American adventurer who plunged to his death while BASE jumping in the Swiss Alps. As the Los ... More »

Another Big-Name BASE Jumper Killed in Fall

Ian Flanders was working on documentary about the sport's dangers

(Newser) - An American thrill-seeker fell to his death yesterday after attempting a jump at a gorge in eastern Turkey, CBS News reports. Ian Flanders, a California BASE jumper, was in the country for an extreme-sports event, and his jumps were being filmed by a local TV station. Flanders completed his first... More »

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