RIVES TOWNSHIP, Mich. – 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.
Information from: WLNS-TV, http://www.wlns.com