Chamonix bans wingsuit flying
The French resort has banned the sport after a Norwegian died this week. He is the latest casualty this summer as people hurl themselves from great heights wearing a wingsuit and then release a parachute to land. In the latest accident a 40-year old man leapt from the summit at the Brevent lift station at 2,500m and plunged to his death.It appeared his parachute did not open correctly.
Later the same day a South African man was seriously injured at the same spot. There have been four accidents in Chamonix in this week alone.
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