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Man parachuting in Cleveland slams into downtown building


A man parachuting in Cleveland crashed into a downtown apartment building, leaving him suspended 40 feet up in the air, dramatic video shows.

Footage posted to Instagram early Sunday shows the moment a 35-year-old man slammed into the side of parking garage at the Reserve Square apartment complex, startling an onlooker who caught the incident on video from across the street.

“Look at bro though,” the witness said as the man careened toward the building. “Oh damn! Oh, he’s stuck. Oh b-tch, we gotta help him! Oh, he’s stuck as f-ck! We need to run over there.”

The man, who was not identified, told cops he and four others had jumped from a plane at about 2 a.m. Sunday prior to the spectacular impact, although authorities are looking into exactly where the group took off from, Cleveland Police Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said in a statement to The Post.

The man’s four other friends landed safely in a park across the street. They were not hurt, Ciaccia said.

The man who crashed into the building was then suspended in mid-air some 40 feet up until Cleveland firefighters rescued him. He broke his ankle during the impact and was later treated at a hospital.

“I’m sure it wasn’t their first time doing it,” Cleveland Fire Lt. Mike Norman told WOIO. “It just kind of got unfortunate, a little bit unlucky and [he] got stuck.”

The man who crashed into the building was caught in a wind gust on his way down, Norman said.

Cleveland police are investigating after a man and his parachute were found hanging from a downtown parking garage.
Cleveland police are investigating after a man and his parachute were found hanging from a downtown parking garage.News 5 Cleveland

Witnesses told the station, meanwhile, they saw the group jump from the roof of a nearby apartment building. Detectives on Sunday were looking to confirm from where the group originally jumped and how they accessed the roof of the nearby apartment building if those witness accounts were confirmed, WOIO reports.

Exactly where the man jumped from remained under investigation early Tuesday. He may face criminal charges in connection to the incident, Ciaccia told The Post.



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