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Parachutists leap off tall buildings for Leap Day

Parachutists leap off tall buildings around the US for Leap Day (and a drink commercial) By The Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) ' People jumped off tall buildings all around the country Wednesday, but no one got hurt.

It was all part of a Leap Day promotion being filmed for an energy drink commercial.

In Atlantic City, two parachutists jumped off the top of The Water Club, the Borgata's luxury hotel, and landed safely in the parking lot.



Similar jumps were planned in Miami, Detroit, Las Vegas and other cities.

The promotion was tied in to the calendar quirk this Leap Year in which February has one extra day, hence the term "Leap Day."

Jeff Provenzano of Arizona City, Ariz., the first to jump, says it's a little scary, but once you commit yourself, there's no turning back. In the air, he says, fear turns to exhilaration.


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