Brother of daredevil who died in parachute jump reveals ‘simple’ fatal mistake

Nathy Odinson, 33, illegally climbed to the top of a 29-storey building to carry out a stunt (Picture: Viral Press)

The brother of a British base jumper who plunged to his death in Thailand has revealed the mistake he made with his parachute.

Daredevil Nathy Odinson, 33, illegally climbed to the top of a 29-storey building in the coastal resort of Pattaya on Saturday to carry out a stunt.

A chilling video recorded Nathy, from Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire, counting down ‘three, two, one, see ya’ before he unwittingly leapt to his death.

His brother, Ed Harrison, explained how the footage shows Nathy’s mini pilot parachute was caught in his harness, so there was ‘no chance’ it could have been deployed.

The 39-year-old from St Neots said his brother, who had significant experience and had made ‘5,000 jumps around the world’ had made the ‘simple’ fatal error ‘without realising’.

Ed told The Sun his brother ‘will be missed by so many… He was fun-loving and joyful and great with kids. He was a hero to my three.’

In the footage, Nathy is heard landing in a tree before hitting the ground.

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A chilling video recorded Nathy counting down ‘three, two, one, see ya’ before he unwittingly leapt to his death (Picture: Viral Press)

His brother, Ed Harrison, explained the ‘simple’ fatal mistake Nathy made (Picture: Viral Press)

Security guard Kanet Chansong, 33, said: ‘I heard the sound of the tree and I though it was a fallen branch hitting the ground.

‘A woman screamed so I walked over and realised it was person. They were dead. I saw that they had jumped from the building.’

He said Nathy had jumped from the building several times before, which posed a risk for people walking below.

He added: ‘They were making video content for social media. They had done this before and they knew it was not allowed.’

Emergency services immediately declared him dead at the scene (Picture: Viral Press)

Nathy ran a ‘sky photography’ company and performed sky dives and base jumps around the world (Picture: Viral Press)

He was experienced and had previously undertaken some 5,000 jumps (Picture: Viral Press)

Police and paramedics arrived at the scene shortly after 7.30pm local time, but Nathy was declared dead at the scene.

Police lieutenant Kamolporn Nadee said: ‘The parachute that the deceased used to jump malfunctioned and was not centred as expected. He was in a terrible state when we arrived.

‘The friend who recorded the video of him jumping was questioned and the video was examined as evidence.

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‘Forensics officers are investigating the case further. They are examining the parachute.’

The British Embassy in Bangkok is in contact with Nathy’s relatives in the UK.

Nathy ran a ‘sky photography’ company and performed sky dives and base jumps around the world, as well as taking customers on private sky dives.

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