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Police are searching for a man who pried open the doors of a gondola lift and illegally base jumped 1,500 feet in a tribute to an extreme skier who died jumping off a cliff.
Police tried to arrest the man when he landed from his jump last Thursday, but he somehow evaded them. "A Whistler Blackcomb patroller and RCMP travelled to the landing zone with the intent to arrest the individual, who was not apprehended despite an extensive search."
The stunt was apparently dedicated to Shane McConkey, who jumped from the same Peak to Peak gondola when it opened. McConkey died in 2009 when his parachute failed to deploy off a 2,000 cliff jump in Northern Italy.
The woman in the video told police she didn't know the man "and was just sightseeing."
Authorities say in addition to the illegal jump, the two caused $10,000 worth of damage to the gondola by forcing the doors open.
@mikerosa92 Definitely BS
@mikerosa92 That's what I was thinking too, the ski resort is probably pretty chaffed about it
Crazyness. BS that costs $10000 to repair though, they just want an excuse to charge them with a higher crime i think
That was awesome, I would love to do something like this but knowing me I would be caught
SO epic! And the dude got away