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Misadventure verdict in Cliffs base jump death

A Dublin man watched on in horror as his base-jumping partner bounced off the Cliffs of Moher and plunged to his death last April. In a deposition at the inquest into the death of Malcolm Rowley, 45, Greg McEntee said that Mr Rowley’s parachute opened facing towards, rather than away from, the Cliffs. Mr Rowley’s parachute opened the wrong way nafter he ran and jumped off the Cliffs and free-fell for a few seconds at around 7.10am on Saturday, April 22 last. Mr McEntee said, “He hit the cliffs and hit it a few times, bouncing off the cliff all the way to the bottom”. At a recent inquest in Ennis, Clare coroner, Isobel O’Dea recorded a verdict of misadventure after hearing that Mr Rowley of Bantry, Cork died as a result of multiple injuries sustained in the 600ft fall. Moments before Mr Rowley’s fatal jump, Mr McEntee successfully performed the base jump. In his deposition, he said he took …

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