Man Killed After Jumping From Cell Phone Tower

Authorities believe victim was attempting a BASE jump

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    NEWSLETTERS

    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.