A DAREDEVIL who snuck into an Alicante cement factory in the dead of night to jump from a 150ft chimney died after his parachute partially-opened.
Ruben Carbonell, 29, threw himself from the Cemex building in San Vicente del Raspeig in Alicante at 1am on Wednesday morning.
The Costa Blanca native’s aim was to record the jump and post it to his social media channels dedicated to extreme sports.
A friend with him at the time raised the alarm when Spaniard crashed to the ground, dying instantly.
An investigation is underway to find out how the pair got into the cement factory and managed to climb up the chimney.
The deceased specialised in risk sports – videos he has uploaded show him jumping from bridges, as well as paragliding and parachuting on an inflatable unicorn.
He has a YouTube channel, Ruben Carbonell Beneyto, but this has only six subscribers. His Instagram channel, fibra3, has 562 followers.
According to reports, the deceased and a friend jumped the fence that prevents access to the cement factory of the Cemex company.
Once inside, both climbed to the top of a tower of about 165ft – roughly 50m – from which Ruben jumped first.
The parachute did not open fully, for reasons that are still being investigated, according to Las Provincias.
Ruben’s friend was at the scene and planned to jump after Ruben’s landing.
He contacted the emergency services when Ruben’s parachute failed to open fully.
Police and medics arrived at the scene but there was nothing they could do to save him.
?A friend, Stefan Faber, said: “This is such terrible news. I only met Ruben this summer when we base jumped together.
“Even though we had spent little time together, Ruben visited me various times in Alicante Hospital after I suffered an accident.
“My friend, I will miss your smile and your joy.
“I send my heartfelt condolences to all who knew Ruben. Rest in peace, Ruben, and fly free on your wings.”