Man Killed After Jumping From Cell Phone Tower
Authorities believe victim was attempting a BASE jump
Friday, Jul 16, 2010 Updated at 10:31 AM EST
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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