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Brit base jumper falls 29 storeys to his death after parachute failed during Thailand tower stunt

Brit base jumper falls 29 storeys to his death after parachute failed during Thailand tower stunt

The base jumper tragically died on Saturday night (January 27)

A British base-jumper has died after his parachute failed to open during a jump in Thailand.

Nathy Odinson, 33, from Cambridgeshire, fell 29 storeys on Saturday night (27 January) after a problem with his equipment meant his parachute malfunctioned.

Tragically, there was an issue with the parachute.

The base jumper had climbed to the top of an apartment building in Eastern Thailand, with footage showing Nathy counting down from three before he took the jump.

The Brit went into a tail spin before landing in a tree and hitting the ground.

In the video, a friend who is filming the jump can be heard shouting 'oh f**k' after realising what was happening.

Paramedics arrived at 7.30pm, but sadly Nathy could not be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Security guard Kanet Chansong, 33, said: "I heard the sound of the tree and I though it was a fallen branch hitting the ground.

"A woman screamed so I walked over and realised it was a person. They were dead. I saw that they had jumped from the building.

"They were making video content for social media. They had done this before and they knew it was not allowed."

The base jumper had jumped 29 storeys off an apartment block in Thailand.

It is reported that staff at the apartment block have reviewed CCTV footage that shows Nathy and his friend arriving at the Lumpini Ville Naklua condo.

In the video, Nathy appears to check his parachute and switch on his filming equipment before the jump.

Police were alerted to the incident and rushed to the condo, which is in Tambon Na Klua in the Bang Lamung district of Chonburi province.

Police Lieutenant Kamolporn Nadee said that the case was being investigated further by forensics.

"The parachute that the deceased used to jump malfunctioned and was not centred as expected. He was in a terrible state when we arrived," he said.

"The friend who recorded the video of him jumping was questioned and the video was examined as evidence.

"Forensics officers are investigating the case further. They are examining the parachute."

The apartment building is 29 storeys high.

It is believed that Nathy is an experienced skydiver, having performed sky dives and jumps across the globe.

He also ran a sky photography company where he took customers on private sky dives.

A Foreign Office spokesperson said: "We are supporting the family of a British man who has died in Thailand."

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