Missing BASE jumper found dead

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A man from abroad was killed Sunday after he jumped off a mountaintop in Norway’s county of Møre og Romsdal, a popular area for those taking part in BASE jumping. He was jumping with a friend, who couldn’t find him after landing himself.

Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported that the two men jumped off Katthammaren at Nesset in Romsdal. The one who landed reported his friend missing, setting off a major rescue operation that included a helicopter with a doctor and three experienced mountain climbers on board, since the steep terrain in the area is difficult to reach.

They found and retrieved the BASE jumper’s body two hours later. Local police said both men were foreigners in Norway, but they wouldn’t reveal which country they were from until next of kin could be notified. It was the latest in a long series of BASE jumper fatalities in Norway, where officials have tried to ban the sport for several years because of its danger that results in a high level of injuries and deaths.

newsinenglish.no staff

  • John Palmer

    Don’t ban it. Require insurance that covers injuries, rescue, or retrieval of the dead body.