Paratroopers Bail on Bridge Day, West Virginia | National News

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Fayetteville, West Virginia (AP) – Parachute specialists will not jump off the third-highest bridge in the United States next month because of concerns about adequate emergency care in the coronavirus pandemic. the organizer said on Wednesday.

Base jumper organizer Marcus Ellison told the Bridge Day Commission on Wednesday that he will not be attending Bridge Day, the state’s largest outdoor celebration, at the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayetteville. For the past few years, they have been one of the main attractions of the festival.

BASE is an abbreviation for Building, Antenna, Span and Earth, and is a fixed object with jumpers jumping.

The press reported that Ellison cited concerns about the health care available in the event of a pandemic.

“My jumper happiness is my number one priority as an event organizer,” Alison said.

Some hospitals in southern West Virginia have been flooded with COVID-19 patients in recent weeks, and some say the intensive care unit is full.

Ellison also said that he was concerned that there might not be enough bus drivers to carry the BASE jumper from under the bridge to the top.

The Bridgeday Commission scheduled a vote on 29 September to decide whether to continue the event on 16 October. Last year’s Bridge Day was canceled due to a pandemic.

Paratroopers Bail on Bridge Day, West Virginia | National News

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