|BASE jumper killed in Sunndal|
| [30.08.2007, 11:50pm, Thu. GMT]|
|A 28-year-old man from Australia died after jumping off a cliff in the mountainous Norwegian county of Møre og Romsdal.|
The area is a popular place for so-called BASE (Building Antenna Spans Earth) jumpers who travel to Norway from all over the world to pursue their sometimes fatal sport. Search and rescue workers found the man's body on the side of the mountain called Hårstadnebba in Sunndal, in Møre og Romsdal.Jan Inge Bugge of the Nordmøre Police District told Aftenposten.no that he was found Tuesday evening by a team using a Sea King helicopter.
They were called to the scene after police received a report that five persons, all from Australia, had jumped off Hårstadnebba, but only four could be accounted for afterwards.
The young BASE jumpers who survived were met by a crisis team from Sunndal and taken to a hotel in the area, reported the web site adressa.no.
One witness told local newspaper Tidens Krav that one of the jumpers landed on the mountainside after his parachute failed to open.
It's legal to jump from Hårstadnebba, even though the mountain has been the site of fatalities earlier.
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