BASE Jumper Fined After Sydney Crane Leap

A French BASE jumper has been convicted and fined $660 after pleading guilty to leaping from the top of a crane in Sydney's Darling Harbour and parachuting over several lanes of traffic.

Jonathan Perherin, 24, admitted to risking the safety of others by jumping off a structure when he faced Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday.

Perherin filmed himself jumping from the Sydney crane. Image: Jonathan Perherin

It was alleged Perherin broke into a construction site off Wheat Road about 3.15am on October 2 and jumped from a crane with what police described as a faulty parachute and recording device before he was caught by rangers below.

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A separate charge against Perherin of entering inclosed land without a lawful excuse was dismissed.