Base Jumper Dies After Jumping From TV News Tower

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(WLNS) – A Base Jumper is dead after Michigan State Police say he jumped off of a TV news tower in Rives Junction, north of Jackson.

The news tower, on Baseline Road is owned by WLAJ-TV, the ABC affiliate operating out of WLNS-TV in Lansing. The tower is surrounded by a gate, which police say the man, around 30-years-old made it past.

Michigan State Police alerted a WLAJ employee of the incident. Police say around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday the man jumped from the 1,000 foot tower with a parachute. Officials say the parachute failed to deploy.

Right now state police officials say the man’s death is being ruled an accident.

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