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US Marine vet from Seattle killed in BASE jumping accident in Canada

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Gary Kremer (Facebook)
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A BASE jumper who died over the weekend in Canada has been identified as a US Marine vet.

30-year-old Gary Kremer spent five years in the Marine Corps and was most recently a Boeing employee, but also working toward becoming a firefighter.

Kremer traveled from Seattle to Squamish, British Columbia, over the weekend to go BASE jumping with a group of friends.

He died near the popular outdoor adventure spot near Squamish, on Sunday, after his parachute apparently failed to open.

According to local officials, he jumped from the first peak of Stawamus Chief Mountain- about 1,770 feet above the Sea-to Sky Highway.

Gary Kremer (Facebook)
Gary Kremer (Facebook)

This was not the first time Kremer visited Stawamus Chief. That particular spot, north of Vancouver – and popular among adventure seekers- was one he’d been to many times before.

His girlfriend says he loved the feeling that it gave him. “He was free. He could fly,” she said. “It was a feeling he couldn’t get anywhere else.” she told News Talk 650.

On May 1st, Kremer posted an incredible BASE jump video (below) in honor of his seventh anniversary since starting the sport.

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