Sunday Mirror

Free climber sentenced for parachute jump off coaster

- BY NATALIA PENZA

URBAN free climber George KingThomps­on has been handed a fourmonth suspended prison sentence by a Spanish court for BASE jumping from Europe’s tallest and fastest rollercoas­ter.

The thrill-seeker admitted to breaking into the PortAventu­ra

World theme park on the Costa Dorada last week and parachutin­g off the top of the 367ft high

Red Force. George, 22, from Oxford – previously jailed for scaling The Shard in London in 2019 – admitted to breaking and entering into an establishm­ent open to the public. An 18-year-old Spaniard, who filmed the stunt, received the same penalty. They were also each fined £400 at a Barcelona court.

George confirmed he had landed himself in hot water in a social media post: “Once I landed I got swarmed by security/police.”

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