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This article was published on March 25, 2014

    Insane video: Watch these guys BASE jump from New York’s Freedom Tower

    Insane video: Watch these guys BASE jump from New York’s Freedom Tower
    Jon Russell
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    Jon Russell

    Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

    Ever wondered what it’s like to BASE jump from Freedom Tower in the World Trade Center complex, the Western hemisphere’s tallest tower? Wonder no longer…

    This video of the 1,766 foot jump was released on Monday — and first published by the New York Post — after the men turned themselves in to New York police. The trio caused confusion last September when ‘mystery’ parachuters were reported to have landed near the Goldman Sachs office in the early hours of the morning.

    BASE jumping is not something to be tried at home. Over the weekend, two people died in separate incidents in the US, highlighting the danger of this extreme sport.

    ➤ WTC BASE jumpers’ wild ride through their eyes [New York Post]

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