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British skydiver falls to his death from Pattaya condo as parachute fails to open

BANGKOK – A British skydiver was killed on Jan 27 after he sneaked to the top of a 29-floor Pattaya condominium to jump from its rooftop but his parachute failed to deploy, police said.

The skydiver was identified as Nathy Odinson, 33, a British passport holder. His Facebook page, Nathy’s Sky Photography, has over 5,000 likes and over 10,000 followers.

Tourist police in Pattaya were alerted to the accident at 7.30pm and rushed to the condo building in Tambon Na Klua in Bang Lamung district of Chonburi province and found Odinson’s body on the ground.

A round blue parachute was found on his body and it was not fully deployed.

Security officials of the condo told police that they heard a loud noise of a heavy object hitting the ground and they later heard a woman crying so they rushed out to check and found Odinson in critical condition before he died.

The security officials said Odinson had parked his car outside the condo and sneaked inside and went upstairs to do a base jump from the top with his friend filming a video on the ground.

They said the man hit tree branches before falling onto the ground.

They added that Odinson had sneaked in to do base jumping several times earlier.

Police Captain Kamolporn Nadee, deputy inspector of Bang Lamung Police Station, said the victim’s friend who waited to shoot the video on the ground was interrogated. He said police would check security cameras of the condo before wrapping up the case.

The Facebook page of Odinson posted several clips of his skydiving and base jumping from many locations in Thailand.

His posts also tagged a Facebook page called, Thai Sky Adventurers that sells packages for tourists who like skydiving from a small plane. The tourism company is located in Chonburi’s Si Racha district. – THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK