Something went wrong when an American base jumps (53) threw himself off the Kjerag Saturday. The screen did not open properly, and the man died instantly.
The message about the accident at Kjerag came at 24:52 Saturday afternoon, according to South West police.
According to Stavanger Aftenblad accident happened at Geita Neset, which is where the jumpers tend to land after plunged from Rock.
– I can confirm that a base jumper has died at Geita Neset in Lysefjord, says operations manager Kjetil Føyen in South police.
During the weekend held Heli Boogie 2016 in the area and over 240 base jumpers are signed. According to police, the rest of the event was canceled, and it is established a makeshift crisis team in the area.
For NRK informs leader Stein Edvardsen in Stavanger base club that the 53 years old man got into trouble with the parachute. The unfolded not grappling and he died instantly when he hit the ground, according to the head.