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Base jumpers to leap 45 stories into hotel pool

Posted at 4:57 PM, Aug 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-27 16:57:37-04

DENVER (KDVR) — Did your mother ever tell you not to dive into shallow pools?

Apparently the pair or women who brought Jeff Provenzano and Miles Daisher into the world didn’t — or if they did, the two members of the Red Bull Air Force team will be ignoring their advice on Tuesday.

In a first-of-its-kind event in Denver, Provenzano and Daisher are planning to attempt a base jump from the 45th floor of the Four Seasons Hotel Denver into the minuscule pool below. The jump is schedule to take place between 7:30 and 8 p.m., according to a press release from the hotel.

Guests attending the hotel’s monthly poolside soiree will be allowed to witness the jump, The hotel says the event is raising funds for the Colorado Scholarship Coalition, and a suggested donation of $25 is recommended to gain entry.

Red Bull, the company behind the base jumping team, stands behind the ability of all their Red Bull Air Force team members.

“With gold medals in virtually every discipline and numerous world records to their credit, the team members combine for more than 100,000 skydives and 6,000 base jumps,” the company wrote in a release. “Throughout the year they perform more than 50 demos including air shows, major sporting events and motorsport events as well as skydiving, BASE jumping, and paragliding competitions in the US and abroad.”

The group has performed similar jumps in 13 buildings across the country, including the Sears Tower and Trump International in Chicago and the MGM Signature Tower in Las Vegas. This will be the first time the team has worked in Colorado.

This won’t be the first rodeo for either Provenzano or Daisher, either.

Provenzano posted a video to his YouTube page of his successful effort to land a fast parachute on top of a 30-foot platform in downtown Miami. Daisher, meanwhile, set a world record by base jumping 57 times in one day.

Despite their daring antics, however, Diasher has occasionally indicated that his mother is still in the back of his head.

“What we’re doing has serious consequences,” Daisher said in a YouTube video before a jump into Hellhole Bend in Arizona. “If you’re not on your game, really bad things can happen.”