Man caught base jumping from UP communications towers

On Friday afternoon, deputies from the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the reports of an individual “base jumping” from microwave relay towers near Moran and Rexton. Deputies surmised that the individual was traveling through the U.P to the various microwave and communications towers and discovered the individual at a tower near Gould City.

Deputies arrested a 29-year-old man from Troy, Michigan for trespassing upon key facilities and lodged him in the Mackinac County Jail. The man will be arraigned in the 92nd District Court.

Deputies are currently working with security agents from the owners of the facilities for inspection of the towers.