After 5,000 successful jumps: a British base jumper died after falling from the 29th floor in Thailand

After 5,000 successful jumps: a British base jumper died after falling from the 29th floor in Thailand


In Thailand, 33-year-old British base jumper Nat Odinson, who jumped from the roof of the 29th floor, died.

The man had problems with his parachute, writes The Guardian.

In the evening of January 27, a base jumper climbed onto the roof of one of the 29 floors in the city of Pattaya without the appropriate permission.

Odinson’s parachute did not open after the jump. It is noted that the man fell to the top of the trees, and then to the ground.

Nat Odinson. Photo: The Guardian

The extreme jump was filmed by his friend, a Thai.

According to Odinson’s brother, 39-year-old Ed Harrison, the footage shows that the parachute got stuck in the straps during the jump, so there was “no chance” that it would open.

Ed Harrison said that before that, his brother had made about 5 thousand jumps around the world.

“The parachute with which the deceased jumped was faulty – in particular, it was not centered”, – said an employee of the Kamolporn Nadi local police.

He added that Odinson’s friend’s video of the basejumper’s last moments would be added to the case as evidence.

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