With climbers doing their best to cling to towers every day, it is hard to understand why exactly some people choose to jump off the same towers. A man was seriously injured after attempting to parachute from a television tower at 2 a.m., Dec. 22, in Crownsville, Md., according to a report on the Washington Post Local web site.
Robert Morgan climbed the 1,000-foot Maryland public television tower, and jumped off only to have his parachute fail to open properly. Morgan and an associate were charged with trespassing. It was the second BASE jumping incident in the Washington, D.C., area last month.
A week earlier, Morgan was one of a group of people caught trespassing as a woman parachuted from the WETA public television tower in Arlington, Va., and was injured after being caught in a tree.