Extreme sports. Is it worth it?

Extreme sports. Is it worth it?

A 73 year-old jumper died during a bridge jump in Idaho.

A 73 year-old jumper died during a bridge jump in Idaho.

The reason for the man to die was the malfunction of his parachute as it didn’t open in time and the man simply fell down and crashed. The 500 feet high, Perrine Bridge in Idaho, a popular point for base jumpers gained itself a bad glory as the recent catastrophe is the second that took place this year at this spot.

The bridge from which James Hickey made his last jump

The bridge from which James Hickey made his last jump

But BASE jumping doesn’t mean just jumping from bridges. It includes freefalls from buildings or spans as BASE is an acronym and stands for buildings, antennas, spans and Earth. And unlike skydivers, BASE jumpers try to use every high-enough object to perform their stunts.

Local authorities reported that the late man’s parachute opened too late and that lead him to deathly end. The nearby boat picked his body from the river under the bridge and he was reported dead at the nearest dock.

Police stating Paul's death

Police, stating James’ death

The close friend of the late James Hickey, Tom Aiello said that Hickey wasn’t an amateur at all. He had over 1,000 BASE jumps in his past and he definitely knew what he was doing.

Earlier this year, in March, 32-year-old Bryan Turner died in the similar circumstances, when his parachute didn’t open, thus making the first deathly accident in four years.

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