Daredevil Sneaks Up The Shard Skyscraper in London and Jumps to the Street Below
This guy has nerves of steel.
A mystery man jumped from London’s tallest building, The Shard, and opened a green parachute before he floated to the ground.
The incident took place on Saturday morning, witnesses told The Guardian. Video footage of the the BASE jump was uploaded online.
The Shard’s officials have initiated an investigation in regards to how a man got to the top of the building and jump.
Justin Knock, who was nearby, said the daredevil landed “very comfortably” on the street.
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He added: “Someone was there and gave him a bit of a hand to pull his chute in. And then some other guy came over and said something to him. I don’t know whether he was saying ‘That was amazing, you’re incredible’ or ‘You’re an absolute idiot, what are you doing?'”
The man then sprinted off toward London Bridge.
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“A pretty daring bloke, who obviously knew what he was doing, and I imagine so far he’s gotten away with it,” Knock said, per the AFP news agency.
A spokeswoman for The Shard told AFP: “We can confirm that we are investigating an incident involving a member of the public this morning. All parts of the building remain open.”