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Two base jumpers killed in new deaths in French Alps

Published on Aug 17, 2014 8:18 PM

GRENOBLE (AFP) - Two base jumpers were killed in separate accidents in the French Alps on Sunday after parachuting off mountains in their wingsuits.

Their deaths bring to four the number of people killed taking part in the extreme sport in France since the beginning of August.

Police said the first victim, a 33-year-old Australian, died after jumping off the 2,600m Brevent peak in the Haute-Savoie.

Rescue workers said he was found “several hundred metres below in a wooded area” and probably died on impact.

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