July 16, 2010
Suffolk officials say a man died after jumping from a cell phone tower.
City spokeswoman Debbie George told The Virginian-Pilot that authorities believe the victim was attempting a BASE jump from the tower. A parachute was found at the scene.
George says the incident was reported just before 5 a.m. Friday. The man's name is being withheld pending notification of relatives.
The acronym BASE stands for the places from which jumpers usually leap: buildings, antennae, spans and earth.