Man Dies After Jumping from Va. Cell Phone Tower

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.

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