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Miles Daisher And Chris Santacroce, Red Bull Base Jumpers, Leap Off Conrad Miami

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First Posted: 02/29/2012 3:38 pm Updated: 02/29/2012 5:28 pm

Base jumpers Miles Daisher and Chris Santacroce jumped off the top of the Conrad Miami building at Espirito Santo Plaza, a 460-foot tall building on Brickell.

To celebrate Leap Day, Red Bull Air Force, an elite 11-person aerial sports team, organized base jumpers in four cities to leap off skyscrapers at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

By 1:30 p.m. parachutists in Atlantic City, NJ, and Las Vegas, NV had already made their jumps while those in Detroit and Miami were delayed due to high winds.


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Detroit Free Press said their local jumper wouldn't leap until winds died down to a safe 7 or 8 mph.

At 1:30 p.m. Miami winds were clocking in at 16 mph.

But just after 2:15 p.m., the winds calmed enough so that Daisher and Santacroce launched themselves into the humid Miami air for the 460-foot drop. Thankfully, they were wearing parachutes.

See the below slideshow for images from the 25-story jump.

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