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A BASE jumper fell to his death after leaping 29 stories from a hotel roof and his parachute failed to open

A BASE jumper fell to his death after leaping 29 stories from a hotel roof and his parachute failed to open
  • A BASE jumper fell to his death in Thailand after his parachute failed to open.

  • The man had snuck up to the 29th floor of a condo for the jump, per local reports.

  • He was filming content for social media at the time, a friend said.

A British BASE jumper fell 29 stories to his death in Thailand after his parachute failed to work properly, according to multiple reports.

Nathy Odinson, 33, was found dead near a condominium in the beach resort of Pattaya at around 7.30 p.m. local time on Saturday, according to local news outlet Khaosod.

One of Odinson's friends, identified by Khaosod as Mr Boy, told police he had earlier helped Odinson access the rooftop so that he could film a new jump for his social media channels.

Footage published by MailOnline shows Odinson checking his helmet camera, then counting "three, two, one, see ya," just before he leaped from the building.

Boy told Khaosod that he spotted Odinson's parachute string was snagged after he jumped.

Local eyewitnesses say they heard a sickening thud as Odinson hit a tree, and then the ground.

Police say they found Odinson with his parachute unopened next to his body, the BBC reported.

An employee of the condominium told Khaosod that Odinson had done the jump from the building "many times before," seemingly in order to create video content.

A Facebook page identified by the outlet as belonging to Odinson features photos and videos from high above the clouds, and links to Thai Sky Adventures, a business advertising skydiving training and tandem jumps.

The page's last post was just hours before Odinson's jump. It is now inundated with condolence messages.

BASE jumping is an extreme sport where participants leap from fixed points like cliffs or tall buildings.

It's considered far more dangerous than parachuting out of a plane, with one 2007 study finding the risks of death were five to eight times higher than for skydiving.

Harry Hongjindapong, listed as the drop zone operator for Thai Sky Adventures, said on his Facebook page that a funeral will be held for Odinson in Pattaya on February 4.

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