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BASE Jump Off a Tourist
High-Rise Ends in Tragedy
Mar 23, 2021 8:09 AM CDT
BASE Jump Off a Tourist High-Rise Ends in Tragedy
31-year-old Timothy Ackerman dies after leaping off condo complex in Panama City Beach
- A Florida man who tried to BASE jump from a high-rise condo complex died over the weekend after his parachute apparently didn't open, and local authorities have now identified him. Per a release from the Panama City Beach Police Department cited by the
Panama City News Herald
, deputies found...
Daredevils Jump From
Mountain Into a Plane
Nov 30, 2017 7:11 AM CST
Daredevils Jump From Mountain Into a Plane
Vince Reffet, Fred Fugen pay homage to fellow French base jumper
- Vince Reffet initially thought the stunt would be relatively easy. He soon learned that base jumping from a 13,000-foot mountain peak, gliding and hitting a target little bigger than a body is the opposite of easy. After two months of training, however, that's exactly what Reffet and fellow...
Daredevil Who Did the
Unthinkable at Everest Is Dead
Nov 13, 2017 8:37 AM CST
Daredevil Who Did the Unthinkable at Everest Is Dead
Valery Rozov was 52
- Leaping from a 22,349-foot-high mountain proved to be as dangerous as it sounds for Valery Rozov: The Russian base jumper died Saturday in an accident on Himalayan peak Ama Dablam. The AFP reports Rozov's death came while he was undertaking a "seven summits" quest that involved base...
Gets Stuck on
Aug 23, 2017 11:45 AM CDT
BASE Jumper Gets Stuck on Canyon Wall
Rescuers saved the day
- A BASE jumper apparently trying to make it to the floor of an Idaho canyon instead ended up stuck on the canyon wall Tuesday night, KMVT reports. Emergency responders were called to the scene in Twin Falls, where one descended the cliff face to perform a rope rescue, CBS News...
Dies in BASE Jump
Jun 27, 2016 11:13 AM CDT
Mountain Rescuer Dies in BASE Jump
Michael Leming's parachute didn't open
- 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...
Off of the EU's
Mar 13, 2016 8:55 AM CDT
Daredevil Leaps Off of the EU's Tallest Building, Dodges Cops
And cops would like to speak with Mr. BASE jumper
- 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...
BASE Jumpers Survive Plunge
Only to Drown in Big Sur Waves
Jan 28, 2016 1:00 AM CST
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
- 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...
Guy in Wingsuit
Hits Cliff Wall, Dies
Jan 14, 2016 12:23 PM CST
Guy in Wingsuit Hits Cliff Wall, Dies
BASE jumper died in Arizona
- A BASE jumper was killed Tuesday while "flying" in a wingsuit near Page, Ariz., the
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...
Killed in Alps Leap
Oct 4, 2015 9:37 AM CDT
BASE Jumper Killed in Alps Leap
Johnny Strange, 23, achieved fame for climbing 7 tallest peaks by 17
- 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
Another Big-Name BASE Jumper Killed in Fall
Jul 23, 2015 2:11 PM CDT
Another Big-Name BASE Jumper Killed in Fall
Ian Flanders was working on documentary about the sport's dangers
- 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...
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