German Adventurer Dies In Swiss Wingsuit Flight From Helicopter: Police.

German Adventurer Dies In Swiss Wingsuit Flight From Helicopter: Police

A 33-year-old German adventurer dies in a crash after taking off from the helicopter near Walenstadt.

Zurich, Switzerland:

A German adventurer died in a crash after taking off from a helicopter wearing a wingsuit, Swiss police said on Thursday.

The 33-year-old BASE jumper was one of three who leapt from the helicopter around midday on Wednesday near Walenstadt in St Gallen canton. Only two made it safely to the ground.

A search by helicopter discovered the body of the man, who was declared dead at the scene, police said. They did not name him.

BASE jumping typically entails leaping from a fixed point like a bridge, building or cliff using a parachute or wearing special flying apparel called a wingsuit, which is supposed to allow a jumper to glide to the ground.

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