An individual was taken into custody in Paris this Thursday for parachuting from the iconic Eiffel Tower, as confirmed by the police and the monument’s overseeing authority.
The early morning escapade began when the skilled climber man breached the tower’s boundary around 5:00 am, hours before its regular opening time.
Although the tower’s security personnel promptly identified him, the man reached the summit with his parachute stored in a rucksack before they could intercept him.
Following his descent from the monumental 330-meter structure, he was apprehended at a neighbouring stadium for posing a risk to others.
Sete, the monument’s operator, expressed its concerns in a statement: “Such reckless actions endanger individuals working at or beneath the tower.”
In 2022, the Eiffel Tower, Paris’s premier attraction, drew an impressive 5.9 million tourists.
The day’s opening of the tower, typically at 9:00 am, experienced a minor delay due to the event, added Sete, mentioning that legal proceedings have been initiated against the man.