Man to be charged over death of Gold Coast base jumper

A GOLD Coast man is expected to be charged with failing to report a death after a base jumper fell to his death in Victoria last weekend.

Police found the body of New South Wales man Ashley Cosgriff, 23, – originally from the Gold Coast – on Saturday morning following an anonymous triple-0 call.

It’s believed he fell to his death after base jumping 432m off the Omega Tower, Australia’s tallest structure, situated approximately 200km west of Melbourne.


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A Go Pro camera had been removed from Cosgriff’s helmet before emergency services arrived.

Victorian detectives secretly traveled to the Gold Coast on Wednesday where they interviewed world champ extreme sportsman, Jeff Weatherall, 32, who was with Cosgriff at the time of the accident.

New Zealand born Weatherall is a self confessed adrenalin junkie and is also one of the worlds top wake boarders.

After speaking with the 32-year-old, detectives were able to track, locate and seize the camera from a Sydney home on Thursday.

Weatherall is now expected to be charged on summons with offences including hindering a police investigation and failing to report a death.