British base jumper dies after parachute fails to open in 29-storey Thailand building stunt – reports

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A British base jumper has died after his parachute failed to open during a stunt in Thailand, according to reports.

The man has been named by a number of news outlets as Nathy Odinson.

The 33-year-old from Cambridgeshire is said to have jumped from a 29-storey building in the coastal resort of Pattaya on Saturday night.

According to the Daily Mirror, police lieutenant Kamolporn Nadee, deputy inspector of Investigations at the Bang Lamung district police station, said: “The parachute that the deceased used to jump malfunctioned and was not centred as expected.

“Forensics officers are investigating the case further. They are examining the parachute.”

A Foreign Office spokesperson said: “We are supporting the family of a British man who has died in Thailand.”

Mr Odinson reportedly hit a tree before falling to the ground.

Photos from the scene showed what appeared to be a blue parachute on the pavement next to a protective helmet.

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