French Alps: American wingsuit diver dies in the sixth such accident of the summer

Posted on September 16, 2013 • Filed under: France, Tourist Dies reports that the dangers of the extreme sport of wingsuit flying were made apparent once again this weekend when an American died during a jump in the French Alps. He becomes the sixth person to lose his life in similar circumstances in the Alps since the start of summer. It may not be long before local authorities in the French Alps are forced to consider reinstating a ban on wingsuit flying. The extreme sport has now claimed the lives of six people this summer, with the latest being a 33-year-old American who died near the Alpine town of Chamonix on Saturday. Read article

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