Man charged after BASE jumping off crane in Darling Harbour

A MAN has been charged after he was caught base jumping off a crane in Darling Harbour this morning.

Police allege the 24-year-old French National broke into a construction site on Wheat Road around 3.15am.

The man then allegedly climbed to the top of a crane and prepared his BASE jumping equipment, including a parachute and recording device, before jumping.


“It is believed that he parachuted over several lanes of traffic and Darling Harbour for a short time, before landing on Darling Drive in Pyrmont,” NSW police said in a statement.

The man was apprehended by Darling Harbour Rangers before being taken into custody by police.

He was charged with enter enclosed land and risk safety of other by abseiling/jumping off building/structure.

He’s due to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday 17 October.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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