Four face court for allegedly parachuting off crane

THREE Sunshine Coast people accused of BASE jumping off a crane in Brisbane's CBD last month intend to plead guilty to the offence.

The two men and one woman from the Sunshine Coast, along with another man from Brisbane, allegedly parachuted off a crane that was perched on top of Abian, a building under construction next to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens.

Police alleged the four landed in the botanic gardens and fled over a bridge to South Brisbane where police intercepted them.

THE crane from which four base jumpers launched themselves in Brisbane.
THE crane from which four base jumpers launched themselves in Brisbane.

Two Bli Bli men who live together, Blake Peter Ashwell, 29, and Benjamin Lindsay Garnsey, 33, along with Glass House Mountains woman Jasmine Alisha Melville, 25, and Deagon (located north of Brisbane) man Matthew David Blaiklock, 31, were charged with one count each of unregulated high risk activities.

They all faced Brisbane Magistrates Court on Thursday morning where their case was briefly mentioned.

Their lawyer indicated they intended to plead guilty and asked for the matter to be adjourned.

Their case will be mentioned on September 12 at Sandgate Magistrates Court. - ARM NEWSDESK


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