Authorities: Man arrested for jumping from UP communications towers

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GOULD CITY, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE 8/14: The 29-year-old man has posted bond. He posted a $1,000 cash bond on Monday, August 14th. His name is being withheld until he is arraigned. A court date has not been set at this time.


A 29-year-old Lower Michigan man was arrested Friday afternoon after Mackinac County deputies say he was "BASE jumping" through various microwave towers in Upper Michigan.

According to a report from WPBN-TV, the man was arrested at a tower near Gould City.

The Mackinac County Sheriff's Office says deputies received a report about a person "BASE jumping" from the microwave relay towers. BASE is an acronym for buildings, antennas, spans (bridges) and earth (cliffs). The acronym stands for the types of objects participants may leap from.

Deputies were told the 29-year-old man from Troy was travelling through the U.P. to various microwave and communication towers. It's unclear if he had successfully climbed any other towers.

He was arrested for trespassing upon key facilities and is in the Mackinac County Jail, awaiting arraignment. His name has not been released.

Deputies are working with security agents from the owners of the facilities for inspection of the towers.

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