A video of Lethbridge, Alta., BASE jumper Johnny Korthuis diving off the city's landmark High Level Bridge has apparently gone viral but authorities aren't applauding.
Korthuis, a self-styled adventure athlete who helps run the family tree-trimming company, posted the stunt on YouTube last week and it's garnered almost 24,000 views so far.
Both Lethbridge police and officials at CP Rail, which owns the landmark bridge, condemned the jump.
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Police wrote Korthuis, 25, a $287 ticket for trespassing on the 103-year-old bridge, which soars almost 96 metres (more than 300 feet) above the Oldman River.
“We’re concerned the attention and accolades the video continues to receive could lead to copy cats and the last thing we want to have to do is go and knock on someone’s door and tell them that their loved on has been seriously injured or killed because of a stunt like this,” police spokeswoman Kristen Harding told the Calgary Herald.
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