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Southern Californian Man Dies After Base Jumping Attempt

Newport Beach resident dies after a parachute accident during a base jump.

Ian Flanders, a 37-year-old base jumper and wing flier, was performing a jump from about 950 feet while visiting Turkey for a base jumping event when the lines from his parachute became tangled around his legs. He died upon impact when he hit the water.

Flanders had performed numerous base jumps before the fatal accident, his last jump was supposed to be easy, according to Schultz.

Donald Schultz, a friend of Flanders and former base jumper, was stunned by Flanders’ death.

“It’s literally like snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. It’s a huge shock for the entire community,” Schultz said.

“It’s like going and racing a NASCAR race and crashing on the way home,” Schultz said

Flanders’ death was the 264th base jumper death on record.

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