Nary a person in or around skydiving or BASE jumping has not yet heard of the NYC Freedom Tower BASE jumpers. James Brady, Marko Markovich and Andrew Rossig were charged with having climbed the nation’s tallest building on September 30, 2013 and jumped off, with Kyle Hartwell down below as ground crew.
Six months later they were arrested, charged with burglary (a felony carrying a penalty for up to 7 years in prison) along with reckless endangerment and unauthorized jumping from a structure (misdemeanors). On June 8 their trial began, culminating yesterday (Monday, June 22, 2015) with a Manhattan jury finding them not guilty of burglary, but convicted of reckless endangerment along with illegal BASE jumping.
News Report from NYDailyNews.com
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