Apparently, the safety bulletins and news articles regarding the dangers of working on a cell phone tower haven’t been made public enough because this past weekend two people were warned by police after jumping from a cell tower in Dodge County, Wisconsin. The jumpers were told that if they came back to the site again they would be charged with trespassing.
It is believed that these two were BASE jumping, an activity where people jump from a fixed structure and use a parachute to break their fall. According to BASE Jumping HQ, “95% of all base jumpers spend at least 2 weeks + in hospital during their time jumping. 5% of all base jumper DIE. It is estimated that one of 2,340 BASE Jumps someone dies. (in contrast to 1 in 117,000 skydives).”