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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Two Base jumpers drown in Big Sur tragedy

A BASE jumper who parachuted off a bridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean likely drowned, as did the man who heroically jumped in to try and save her, according to police.
The two thrill-seekers have been missing in the Big Sur area since Saturday morning.
Monterey County Sheriff's officials say a video from a helmet camera shows Mary Katherine 'Katie' Connell, of Ventura, descending nearly 300 feet and landing on Bixby Creek, which feeds into the Pacific.

Shortly after the landing, three large waves overtake her and she vanishes from view, presumably having been dragged out to sea. 
Sheriff Steve Bernal says her companion, identified as a BASE jumping instructor from Finland, then leaped off the bridge to help her, reported the station KION.
While the male victim's name was being withheld by the authorities pending the notification of next of kin, it is believed that the man who attempted to save Katie Connell was Rami Kajala.
According to his Facebook page, Kajala, a Finnish national, was a BASE jumping instructor and flight suit designer who was friends with Ms Connell. 
His final status update, dated January 13, featured more than a half-dozen photos of the young woman jumping from a cliff in Perris, California, in one of Kajala's custom-made 'tracking' suits.
According to his website and his social media postings, Kajala had been BASE jumping since 2003 and had 2,500 jumps to his name. In 2013, he started the company RavenBase.com, which manufactures and sells tracking suits designed to fly. 
'BASE' is a term that stands for four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump: building, antenna, span and Earth. Practitioners of the extreme sport parachute or wingsuit-fly from man-made structures or cliffs.
In BASE jumping, tracking is a freefall technique in which jumpers assume a forward position that would take them away from the fix object, be it a cliff or a bridge, as they fall.





Kajala, who referred to himself as a 'master jedi tracker,' operated a BASE jumping school offering courses in the art of tracking.

59 comments:

michael George (the Fulani Prince) said...

Too bad RIP

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STERN said...

RIP

esther owem said...

I pray they survive this

YOUNGBUHARI said...

R.I.P. Why will I base jump?

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Alpacino D said...

Something tight....amean infinitesimal to finger all around ina de sucker boom boom ia guim perum

Di Mateo Xavie said...

thats quite tragic...RIP

emeka ilouno said...

Their luck...

Anonymous said...

Their village people at work ni. They should check their family history. Why will someone with over 10years experience just "jump and die" like that.


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Nnenne George said...

What a pirry.. Rip

Anonymous said...

Their village people at work ni. They should check their family history. Why will someone with over 10years experience just "jump and die" like that.


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fresh presh said...

freshpresh says, I see it as people playing with their lives, isn't fun to me

Teemah Salau said...

Subuhanallah! I hope dey find dem o

dj banti said...

Enter your comment...so sad

Alpacino D said...

Wot a pity we tight rated the infinitesimal we poked..... rip.. Lepa mundo keliaxdaqui poia

Bibian Obunse said...

Rest in peace to them, its a pity...

Ohiren's Zone said...

That's how they left this world 2gether...not bad!,may they find rest with God,Amen.

Adaoma Anna said...

okay...

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Awwwwwww...


...merited happiness

Solomon Chukwuka said...

Rip...in ur next world.. u find another job

Olumide David said...

Guess they both miscalculated their jump and perhaps oversight in their risk assessment

chioma jacinta said...

Ok seen. * it's well*

solomon john said...

So sad, gud morning Miss Linda, how was ur night hope u had a sound sleep!

Maureen Mordi said...

Oyinbo n rough play

Abimbola Haley Modinat Sodipe said...

Eeya.....RIP





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Adenike Bamigboye said...

Eayah

Babylawyer. said...

So its only over the Pacific ocean that they see to do their parachute adventure this white people and their quest for fun. RIP

@Lindaikeji No. I FAN

School Life said...

Sad. Jumping gone sour

aurelia ekewenu said...

This white can take unnecessary risk. RIP

Timothy Nelson said...

Ehya. RIP









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DJ Cnior said...

dats sad, RIP to 'em

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

So sad, RIP.

samson adele said...

Oyinbo can dare anything sha!

Nwariaku Munachi said...

Oyibo people una too dey take risks.

wisdomer said...

So sad

Juliet Iwuno said...

May their souls rest in peace. Linda take note!

Bonita Bislam said...

Alotta freaks over there.What kinda risky sport is this?

Jamila Shaibu said...

Eyahhh...R.I.P to them!

DashenDuch said...

Enter your nonsense
mmmmmmm

Tundebrown Ademuyiwa said...

Mechanic tobama ku manipé owun ti shok è

VIVACIOUS TRACY said...

O my God!!!!

Vivian Reginalds said...

RIP
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

RareSpecie Z said...

Thrills 2 Death.
RIP 2 the Dead n Departed.

Quinn steve said...

seen

Smith Anele said...

It's a pity.

Anonymous said...

Something must kill a man
RIP to d dead

fola sade said...

They weird occupations and passions.... Oh well

Black Belle said...

Hmmm this people can risk their lives

Anonymous said...

All dis oyibo sef. Dey live deir life as if it has duplicate.
Olorun a fun won ri ooo. Amin


...EniolaTeju

Miriam Aguzie said...

Hmmm! #Lindangwanu#

Udoka Ekpei said...

Ehyaah... He had a soft spot for her. May their souls rest in peace

Emmanuel Daniel said...

Eyahhhh!!! What a pity.

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Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

R.I.P to de dead..

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Oluwafemi Olarinde said...

Jesus is Lord!

udeh martha said...

Hmmm this people can risk their lives

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Oluwa Bukola said...

Na wah o.



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