Michigan State Police say a BASE jumper has died after his parachute failed to deploy after he launched from a TV news tower in Rives Township.

Police say the man jumped from the 1,000 foot tower Wednesday evening. An employee of WLAJ-TV called police to report the incident.

Police say the BASE jumper made it past a gate to get to the news tower. They say the man is about 30 years old.

WLNS-TV (http://bit.ly/1IMy5Hp ) reports police have ruled the man's death an accident.

BASE stands for building, antenna, span and earth.

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Information from: WLNS-TV, http://www.wlns.com