Parachuting Man Slams Into Building And Dangles Helplessly Above Ground In Ohio

by : Lucy Connolly on : 12 Aug 2020 17:27
News 5 Cleveland

A man who was parachuting in Ohio crashed into a news studio and was left dangling 40 feet up in the air.

Footage of the incident, which happened in the early hours of Sunday morning, August 9, shows the moment the man slammed into the side of the 19 News studios in Cleveland.

The 35-year-old man, who has not been identified, could be seen hanging from the building as a startled onlooker filmed the entire thing from across the street.


You can watch the moment he slammed into the building below:

The dramatic footage, which was shared on social media following the crash, captured the moment the onlooker realised the man was in danger.

‘Look at bro though,’ the bystander said initially as the man headed towards the ground, changing his tune only when he realised the man had crashed into the building.


‘Oh damn,’ he exclaimed. ‘Oh he’s stuck. Oh b*tch, we gotta help him! Oh, he’s stuck as f*ck! We need to run over there.’

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The unnamed man told police officers he and four others had jumped from a plane at approximately 2am on Sunday.

However, law enforcement officials are looking into exactly where the group took off from as witnesses at the scene said they saw them jump from the roof of a nearby apartment building.


Patrick O’Shea, who witnessed the man’s rescue by Cleveland firefighters, told WOIO:

I’ve heard of people base jumping sure, but not off of my apartment building. You could tell the man was in pain, he was just sitting there holding on, trying to wait it out because help was on the way.

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The man in question broke his ankle on impact, and was treated at a nearby hospital after being suspended 40 feet in the air until Cleveland firefighters rescued him.


‘I’m sure it wasn’t their first time doing it,’ Cleveland Fire Lieutenant Mike Norman said. ‘It just kind of got unfortunate, a little bit unlucky and [he] got stuck.’ Norman added that the man in question got caught in a gust of wind on his way down.

Cleveland Police Sergeant Jennifer Ciaccia said in a statement to The New York Post that the man’s four friends were not hurt after landing safely in a park across the street from where he crashed.

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Exactly where the man and his friends jumped from remained under investigation as of yesterday, August 11, and he may face criminal charges in connection with the incident if it turns out they accessed an apartment building unlawfully.


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Lucy Connolly

A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).

Topics: News, America, Base Jumping, Cleveland, Extreme Sports, Now, Parachuting, Sport, US


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  2. WOIO

    Man breaks leg after base jumping off apartment roof and crashing into 19 News station ( graphic video)

  3. The New York Post

    Man parachuting in Cleveland slams into downtown building