WHEN GUNS ARE OUTLAWED ONLY OUTLAWS WILL BE BASE JUMPERS

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It’s that old chestnut. Dude goes to Florida, gets on top of a large hotel and decides to parachute off it. Parachute doesn’t open. They have to mop him off the sidewalk.

A man plunged to his death in Florida after his parachute failed to open when he jumped from a hotel balcony, authorities said.

The unidentified man leaped from the 14th-floor balcony of the Sunrise Beach Resort Sunday evening in Panama City Beach, news station WMBB reported.

He had been attempting to BASE jump — an activity in which people leap from a building or antenna, among other fixed objects — but his parachute didn’t open in time, the outlet reported.

Oopsie!

https://nypost.com/2021/03/22/man-dies-after-parachute-fails-during-leap-off-florida-balcony/

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  1. My family’s place is a few minutes from the New River Gorge bridge so I’ve watched quite a bit of BASE jumping over the years on Bridge Day. Not much margin for error in that activity. I’ve never seen anyone buy the farm but have seen a couple hit the water rather hard with partially opened chutes.

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