PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. – A man who died while attempting to BASE jump from a Florida condominium balcony on Sunday has been identified by authorities.
Update 12:31 p.m. ET March 23: According to the Panama City Beach Police Department, responding officers found Timothy Ackerman, 31, of Panama City Beach.
Initial reports indicated Ackerman jumped with a parachute from the 14th floor of the Sunrise Beach Resort, but investigators have determined he jumped from the 23rd floor, WJHG reported.
Meanwhile, the department reminded the public that there is no legal place in Florida that allows BASE jumping, the TV station reported.
Original report: Authorities in Panama City Beach, Florida, confirmed Sunday that one man died after jumping from a Front Beach Road building with a parachute.
Panama City Beach police reportedly responded to the call Sunday evening from the Sunrise Beach Resort and confirmed the man jumped from a 14th-floor balcony, WJHG reported.
Authorities said the unidentified man was BASE jumping and that the parachute did not open in time, WMBB reported.
According to WJHG, officials have not determined if the man was local or from out-of-state but did confirm that he was in his 20s.