Kansas Daredevil Dies in Leap From 393-Foot Tower
Associated Press - Fri 08:40 PM 01/04/2013
Chase County Sheriff Richard Dorneker says 50-year-old Frank Hubbell died at the scene from the trauma of the impact.
Friends are mourning an eastern Kansas man who died in a leap from a 393-foot communication tower when his parachute failed to open in time.
The Emporia Gazette reports a funeral is scheduled Saturday in Topeka for 50-year-old Frank Hubbell, one week after his death.
Chase County Sheriff Richard Dorneker says Hubbell died at the scene from the trauma of the impact.
The accident happened in a rural area about seven miles east of Matfield Green.
Hubbell's brother Bill told The Gazette his brother had done about 150 jumps. BASE stands for Building, Antennae, Span, Earth.
Hubbell was from Tecumseh.
The sheriff said he was not aware of any other instance of someone jumping from the tower.
(Information from: The Emporia Gazette, http://www.emporiagazette.com/)