Man jumps from balcony with parachute reportedly bought online

By Ben Hooper
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June 30 (UPI) -- A man in Brazil was filmed base jumping from an apartment balcony using a parachute he reportedly bought online.

A video posted to YouTube by user Erbert Richens shows a man preparing to jump from a balcony at a Brazilian apartment building while a woman appears to attempt to talk him out of it.


The man jumps, and his parachute -- which he reportedly bought on the Internet -- opens seconds later and he glides safely to the ground.

Commenters on Reddit suggested the man's technique indicates he is an experienced parachutist.

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