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Man from Lethbridge, Alta., who parachuted off of a bridge fined $500

05/31/2013 03:22 EDT | Updated 07/31/2013 05:12 EDT
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - A southern Alberta man has been fined $500 for parachuting off of a bridge.

Johnny Korthuis (korth-ee-us), 25, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of trespassing on railway property under the Railway Safety Act.

His jump off of the High Level Bridge in Lethbridge last January gained international attention when a video of the stunt briefly appeared on YouTube.

Korthuis was injured recently after he jumped off a bridge in Idaho, and made his court appearance in a wheelchair.

The judge says he imposed the fine to deter anyone else from performing a similar stunt.

The maximum sentence for trespassing under the Railway Safety Act is a $5,000 fine and/or two years in prison. (CJOC)

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