UK BASE jumper killed in Thailand after parachute fails to open during social media stunt near Pattaya beach
Nathy Odinson, 33, was found dead near a condominium in the beach resort of Pattaya at around 7:30pm local time on Saturday, according to local news outlet Khaosod.
Footage published by MailOnline shows Odinson checking his helmet camera, then counting “three, two, one, see ya,” just before he leapt from the building.
Boy told Khaosod that he spotted Odinson’s parachute string was snagged after he jumped.
Local eyewitnesses say they heard a sickening thud as Odinson hit a tree, and then the ground.
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An employee of the condominium told Khaosod that Odinson had done the jump from the building “many times before,” seemingly to create video content.
The page’s last post was just hours before Odinson’s jump. It is now inundated with condolence messages.
BASE jumping is an extreme sport where participants leap from fixed points like cliffs or tall buildings.
It’s considered far more dangerous than parachuting out of a plane, with one 2007 study finding the risks of death were five to eight times higher than for skydiving.
Harry Hongjindapong, listed as the drop zone operator for Thai Sky Adventures, said on his Facebook page that a funeral will be held for Odinson in Pattaya on February 4.