Man attempting a BASE jump is found dead at the bottom of a California granite quarry while police reveal that they suspect death as & # 39; to investigate
- The police called Sunday around 7.30 AM to Riverside Quarry in Jurupa Valley
- Body was discovered next to a parachute by two walkers in the granite quarry
- Riverside County Sheriff & # 39; s Department said death if & # 39; suspicious & # 39; being treated
A man who has probably tried a BASE jump was found dead at the bottom of a granite quarry in California, the authorities say.
Police were called to the Riverside Quarry in Jurupa Valley on Sunday around 7.30 am when a body was discovered by two walkers, the New York Daily News reported.
The Sheriff & # 39; s Department of Riverside County confirmed that death as & # 39; suspicious & # 39; is being investigated but has not disclosed further details.
Sheriff & # 39; s deputy Mike Vasquez said it was believed that the man, who has been identified but whose name has not been made public, jumped on Saturday night.
A man believed to have attempted a BASE jump was found dead at the bottom of the Riverside Quarry in Jurupa Valley, California (photo)
A report from the Riverside County Fire Department / CAL FIRE confirmed the death of the individual on Sunday and initially claimed it had responded to a & # 39; skydiver fatality & # 39 ;.
Vasquez later confirmed that it seemed & # 39; the individual was jumping BASE & # 39 ;.
A quarry employee said he met the man when he seemed to be exploring the area on Saturday for a jump, ABC 7 reported.
Base jumping – where participants open parachutes or the limbs of & # 39; winguits & # 39; spreading flippers after leaping out of tall buildings or mountain slopes – is one of the most dangerous sports in the world with an injury speed of 43 times faster than skydiving.
In June, a British base jumper died for his friend in the Italian mountains after losing control and falling 200 meters.
The police were called to the quarry (photo, another area of the Jurupa valley) on Sunday around 7:30 am when a body was discovered by two walkers
Jean Andre Quemener, 32, from Jersey, was looking for excitement in the Dolomites north of Venice when he climbed to the top of a 3000 m high mountain with a friend.
He jumped from Saas Pordoi Mountain, in Canazei, but high winds buffering the region sent him into the rock face and he died more than 200 meters after losing control of his wingsuit.
A fellow jumper sounded the alarm after he had lost sight of him and a rescue helicopter was in the body of his lord Quemener in a trench of the snow-covered mountainside below.
Last year, basic jumper Robert Haggarty, from Andover, Hampshire, died in the Dolomites after launching himself from Mount Castelletto Della Busazza.
The 47-year-old, who had previously made 500 jumps, suffered several injuries when he failed to clear a cliff ledge.
Haggarty sang & # 39; Happy Birthday & # 39; to his friend and then died of & # 39; invincible injuries & # 39; after he had failed to make a cliff ledge on an Italian mountain of 8000 feet, an investigation was heard.
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