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Swede dies after jumping 600 metres from helicopter

Published on Jul 3, 2014 8:44 PM

OSLO (AFP) - A Swedish man died after he jumped from a helicopter above the North Sea while being taken to hospital in Norway, police said on Thursday.

The 37-year-old man, who fell from 600 metres (2,000 feet) on Wednesday morning, is believed to have committed suicide, according to sources close to the investigation.

"During the flight the man climbed out of the helicopter's emergency exit," said Thomas Soerensen at the Sotra, Askoey and Oeygarden police station.

"He fell into the sea, 600 metres below, and we believe he died immediately."

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