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Terrifyingly Beautiful Base Jump From Freedom Tower Caught On Video

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Insane POV footage of a BASE jump from the Freedom Tower in NYC shot from a helmet cam has landed four men in trouble with the police.

I was on the edge of my seat as I watched the parachute jump that was executed last September by Andrew Rossig, James Brady, Marco Markovich, along with their spotter Kyle Hartwell.

After some NSFW chatter in the beginning of the video, you see one man take the plunge. Almost instantly he disappears into the night, until you see a parachute open up. Then the jumper equipped with the helmet cam makes his leap into the darkness.

The terror quickly turns into beauty as you see the lights from the Freedom Tower and other buildings that light up the New York skyline in a way that literally looks like something that would come right out of a movie.

Within seconds the jumper makes a safe landing on a street below and scurries off into some nearby brush.

Rossig, 33, Brady, 32, Markovich, 27 and Hartwell, 29, are all being charged with burglary, reckless endangerment and jumping from a structure. As for how they managed to get up to the top of the Freedom Tower, Rossig said it was actually quite easy.

We just kind of walked in. God forbid it wasn’t somebody else getting in there with a real intention to harm New Yorkers.

Lawyers for the four men are currently negotiating with prosecutors.

[via HuffPo]

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