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Hiker dies while trying to get photo on cliff
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Publishing date:Jan 27, 2022 • 10 hours ago • 1 minute read • Join the conversation
In recent years a number of people have died accidentally while trying to get a perfect photo. The latest appears to be Richard Jacobson, 21, who died when he fell off a cliff at Lost Dutchman State Park in Arizona, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office told PEOPLE.
In recent years a number of people have died accidentally while trying to get a perfect photo. The latest appears to be Richard Jacobson, 21, who died when he fell off a cliff at Lost Dutchman State Park in Arizona, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office told PEOPLE. PHOTO BY TED SHAFFREY /AP/Shutterstock
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Another person trying to post photos to Instagram has died while doing so, according to reports.

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In recent years, a number of people have died accidentally while trying to get a perfect photo.

The latest appears to be Richard Jacobson, 21, who died when he fell off a cliff at Lost Dutchman State Park in Arizona, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office told PEOPLE.

Jacobson’s body was found at the bottom of Flatiron Peak.

Someone hiking with Jacobson called 911 on Monday and his body was found about 700 feet from where he slipped while trying to take a photo, the report said.

“The reporting party stated he and his friend were camping on top of Flat Iron when his friend went to the edge to take a photo and slipped,” the office told PEOPLE.

A helicopter from the Arizona Department of Public Safety helped in the recovery effort. No other details about the incident have been released.
 

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Teen girl witnessed father's deadly BASE jump from San Diego highrise
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Publishing date:Mar 25, 2022 • 15 hours ago • 1 minute read • Join the conversation
A man, 48, died in a disastrous BASE jump from the 23-storey San Diego Palisade UTC apartment building on Tuesday, March 22, 2022.
A man, 48, died in a disastrous BASE jump from the 23-storey San Diego Palisade UTC apartment building on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Google Maps
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A young girl’s worst nightmare came true when she reportedly witnessed her father perish in a San Diego BASE jump gone horribly wrong on Tuesday.

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The 48-year-old man died while parachuting from the 23-storey San Diego Palisade UTC apartment building while his 16-year-old daughter was at the top of the highrise, reported the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Authorities turned up at the scene after a caller reported hearing a loud pop and saw a victim bleeding on the ground.

“It’s not just one life lost, it’s another that is completely devastated,” San Diego Police Capt. Scott Wahl told the Union-Tribune. “Our heart goes out to her and the rest of his family.”

Wahl told KGTV: “We’re unclear as to whether the parachute malfunctioned or if it just didn’t have enough time to open properly and deploy. But ultimately this person ended up hitting the ground and dying there.”

The deceased was an experienced BASE jumper but it wasn’t known how he got to the top of the building, Wahl told KSWB.

Police said his daughter was taken to the hospital afterwards for observation.

“As a father of four kids, I can’t imagine the devastation that this family is going through,” Wahl told KGTV.

BASE jumpers, those who jump off static objects as opposed to out of airplanes, can be criminally charged.

“It is a crime to jump off the top of a building like that, for obvious reasons,” Wahl told KGTV.
 

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Teen girl witnessed father's deadly BASE jump from San Diego highrise
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Publishing date:Mar 25, 2022 • 15 hours ago • 1 minute read • Join the conversation
A man, 48, died in a disastrous BASE jump from the 23-storey San Diego Palisade UTC apartment building on Tuesday, March 22, 2022.
A man, 48, died in a disastrous BASE jump from the 23-storey San Diego Palisade UTC apartment building on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Google Maps
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A young girl’s worst nightmare came true when she reportedly witnessed her father perish in a San Diego BASE jump gone horribly wrong on Tuesday.

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The 48-year-old man died while parachuting from the 23-storey San Diego Palisade UTC apartment building while his 16-year-old daughter was at the top of the highrise, reported the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Authorities turned up at the scene after a caller reported hearing a loud pop and saw a victim bleeding on the ground.

“It’s not just one life lost, it’s another that is completely devastated,” San Diego Police Capt. Scott Wahl told the Union-Tribune. “Our heart goes out to her and the rest of his family.”

Wahl told KGTV: “We’re unclear as to whether the parachute malfunctioned or if it just didn’t have enough time to open properly and deploy. But ultimately this person ended up hitting the ground and dying there.”

The deceased was an experienced BASE jumper but it wasn’t known how he got to the top of the building, Wahl told KSWB.

Police said his daughter was taken to the hospital afterwards for observation.

“As a father of four kids, I can’t imagine the devastation that this family is going through,” Wahl told KGTV.

BASE jumpers, those who jump off static objects as opposed to out of airplanes, can be criminally charged.

“It is a crime to jump off the top of a building like that, for obvious reasons,” Wahl told KGTV.
he was way off base. ;)