The Korea Herald


Man test-parachuting from skyscrapers under investigation

By Choi Si-young

Published : Nov. 12, 2019 - 18:20

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Police said Tuesday they are questioning one of two men, identified as Russians, who performed a parachute glide from a 155-meter-tall, 42-story hotel in the Haeundae district of Busan on Sunday a week earlier. 

The two Russians, who call themselves “base-jumping artists,” sky-dived from the building with a parachute without the permission of building maintenance. The two men have been conducting similar stunts at other skyscrapers in the city, according to police.

Police said the Russian suspect was also planning to perform another stunt at a nearby 101-story skyscraper, and immediately asked the building supervisor to beef up security. The suspect will be charged with breaking and entering, while the other man was still at large, police said.

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