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WATCH: Man who 'BASE jumped' from Waterfront crane will not face any police action

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A MAN who was filmed BASE-jumping over a hundred feet from a crane at the Waterfront has been spoken to by the States police but will not face any further action, the force have said.

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In the footage, the man was captured standing on top of one of the cranes being used as part of the Horizon apartments development project, before leaping from it.

His parachute deploys immediately and he glides towards the ground, before landing on Rue de L'Etau, adjacent to Pizza Hut.

However, despite the man being reported to the police and spoken to by officers – the force has said he did not commit any offences.

See video here.

It follows a similar stunt, which took place in May 2017, when a man was filmed BASE-jumping from the Cedars high-rise flat complex at La Collette.

A still image from a similar stunt which took place at La Collette flats in May 2017 (29196130)

At the time, the police said that, as there are no tresspass laws in Jersey and the man did not break anything while accessing the roof, he had not committed any offences.

BASE is an acronym that stands for four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump – building, antenna, span [bridge], and earth [cliff].

Ed Taylor

By Ed Taylor
Journalist

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