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British base jumper takes fatal 400m fall in Italy

A 58-year-old base jumper was killed in an accident on Saturday midday during a jump in the Italian Alps. The victim, of British nationality, took off from a cliff located on the heights of Paganella, near Trento (Italy), said the local service of the National Alpine and Speleological Rescue Corps the next day.

A rescue helicopter mobilized

The circumstances surrounding the death of the 50-year-old have not been communicated. The Briton fell 400 meters. A witness quickly alerted the emergency services, which intervened on board a helicopter. The victim was already dead when they arrived.

With its high cliffs and cliffs, the region of northern Italy is very popular with extreme mountain sports enthusiasts from all over the world. Among them are base jumpers, a discipline of jumping from a high point before opening your parachute. Fatal accidents involving base jumpers occur regularly, especially in Europe.

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