YouTuber dies after his parachute fails to open in Spain

YouTuber Ruben Carbonell dies after his parachute fails to open during daredevil jump from a 150ft chimney into a cement factory in Spain

  • Ruben Carbonell sneaked into a cement factory in Alicante yesterday morning
  • His parachute failed to open and he died instantly when he fell to the ground
  • The 29-year-old had specialised in extreme sports on his YouTube channel

A Spanish YouTuber has died after his parachute failed to open during a daredevil jump from a 150ft chimney. 

Ruben Carbonell sneaked into a cement factory in Alicante in the early hours of yesterday morning in the hope of filming the jump for his social media channel. 

The 29-year-old was with a friend, who raised the alarm when Carbonell crashed to the ground and died instantly.  

An investigation is underway to find out how the pair got into the cement factory and managed to climb up the chimney.

Spanish YouTuber Ruben Carbonell (pictured during an earlier daredevil stunt) has died after his parachute failed to open during a daredevil jump from a 150ft chimney

According to reports, the deceased and a friend jumped the Cemex company’s fence in San Vicente del Raspeig to get inside.  

Once inside, both climbed to the top of a tower of more than 150 feet, from which Ruben jumped first.  

However, the parachute did not open for reasons that are still being investigated and the young man died when he hit the ground. 

His companion contacted the emergency services and police and medics went to the scene but there was nothing they could do to save him. 

The dead man specialised in extreme sports, since the videos he had uploaded showed jumps from a bridge, as well as paragliding and parachuting. 

Cemex confirmed that the deceased man and his companion had ‘sneaked’ into the facilities, which have surveillance cameras and private security. 

However, they said they would leave it in the hands of the police to investigate how they got in.  

Police are investigating how the YouTube daredevil got inside the factory where he jumped off one of the chimneys (pictured) 

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