Missing film of fatal BASE jump found

02:14, Jan 31 2014
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FATAL FALL: Ash Cosgriff died while BASE jumping in Victoria.

Video believed to have been removed from the helmet camera of a BASE jumper after he plunged to his death last Saturday has been retrieved by Australian police.

Police alleged the camera was swiped from the scene of the fatal parachuting incident east of Melbourne before emergency services arrived.

Detectives travelled to Queensland on Wednesday to question a 32-year-old Gold Coast man.

On Thursday, they went to Sydney where they recovered the footage.
The man is expected to be charged on summons with offences including failing to report a death.

Ash Cosgriff, the 23-year-old skydiver and BASE jumper, plummeted to his death off Australia's tallest structure, the Omega tower - a 423-metre navigation antenna at Giffard, in Gippsland.

His death was most likely the result of a parachute malfunction, police said.

A mount for a camera was attached to his helmet, but no camera was found at the scene of the fall.

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Sydney Morning Herald