A Florida man in Panama City died on Sunday after he jumped off the balcony at a resort and his parachute failed to deploy, according to reports.
Timothy Ackerman, 31, jumped off the balcony around 6:45 p.m. of his 23rd floor Sunrise Beach Resort room with a parachute, according to MyPanhandle.com.
BASE jumping is an activity where people jump from fixed objects. BASE refers to the fixed objects people jump off of, such as a Building, Antenna, Span and Earth (cliff).
Panama City Beach Police said BASE jumping is not legal in Florida, according to MyPanhandle.com. (RELATED: Teenager And Skydiving Instructor Reportedly Fell To Their Deaths After Both Parachutes Failed)
A witness told deputies Ackerman was falling “from about halfway” up the building as he drove past the scene, according to the Panama City News Herald.
The Daily Caller has reached out to the Panama City Beach Policy but did not receive a response at the time of publication.
In September a man suffered a fatal injury during a BASE jumping accident on a Washington state mountain, according to U.S. News. Two men were jumping off a cliff from Baring Mountain, but one of the men reportedly hit the side of the mountain.