Man Killed After Jumping From Cell Phone Tower

Authorities believe victim was attempting a BASE jump

Friday, Jul 16, 2010  |  Updated 10:31 AM EDT
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Man Killed After Jumping From Cell Phone Tower

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A man died after jumping from a cell phone tower in Suffolk, Va., according to officials.

The incident was reported just before 5 a.m. Friday.

City spokeswoman Debbie George told The Virginian-Pilot that authorities believe the victim was attempting a BASE jump from the tower.  A parachute was also found at the scene.

The man’s name is being held until his family is notified.

The acronym BASE stands for the places from which jumpers usually leap: buildings, antennae, spans and earth.

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