A 73-year-old retired man, James Hickey from Claremont (California), who performed 1,000 dangerous jumps off great heights in the last ten years, died after his parachute deployed too late.
Experienced BASE jumper jumped off the Perrine Bridge into the Snake River (Idaho), and the police said that this was the second time this year that somebody died this way.
Bryan Turner (32) from Vancouver (Canada) died performing similar jump in March this year.
The Perrine Bridge above the Snake River is a world-famous place for BASE jumping. This construction is on the US Highway 93 and it is the only structure made by humans where jumps are allowed throughout the year, but with an adequate permission.
Accidents of adrenaline-addicts are very often at this location, so this is why this construction is called “cursed” bridge.
In March 2014, two BASE jumpers broke their spines after jumping off the bridge. Parachutes of Austin Carey (23) and Jay Rawe (25) tangled during the jump. They were lucky to survive.
Their attempt of a “totem pole waterfall” jump has been recorded.