Some maniac BASE jumped off a construction crane in downtown Tampa on NYE

If you're wondering if jumping off a building is illegal, the answer is yes.

click to enlarge Some maniac BASE jumped off a construction crane in downtown Tampa on NYE
Screengrab via SnooSketches6554/Reddit
Under a blanket of dense fog, an unidentified person apparently jumped off a construction crane with a parachute in downtown Tampa last weekend.

In a video posted to Reddit by user SnooSketches6554, with the caption "Tampa BASE jumping ringing in 2022."
The 14 second video, which shows a single parachuter gliding to the ground, was posted across various Reddit threads.

In one thread the account claims the incident occured near the Grand Central apartment complex in the Channelside District, and in another the account said the stunt was performed by jumping off a crane.

Permit-obsessed website Tampa Tomorrow told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay that the video shows the maniac jumping off Channelside's Daniel Tower and landing at the new Parc Madison construction site.

If you're wondering if jumping off a building is illegal, the answer is yes. Undoubtedly cool, but it's still illegal.

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Colin Wolf

Colin Wolf has been working with weekly newspapers since 2007 and has been the Digital Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa since 2019. He is also the Director of Digital Content Strategy for CL's parent company, Euclid Media Group.
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