US: Two base jumpers killed in wingsuit accident at Yosemite Park
May 18 , 2015
Base jumpers Dean Potter and Graham Hunt have been killed in a wingsuit accident in the US Yosemite National Park.
Forty-three-year-old Potter was a pioneer in the extreme sport.
He and 29-year-old Hunt crashed after jumping from a 7,500-feet point called Taft Point, park authorities said. Their bodies were recovered on Sunday.
Base jumping is illegal in Yosemite.
Potter had previously covered a record 6.5km of ground during a wingsuit flight in Switzerland, and he also held the record for the fastest climb of Half Dome, a monolith at Yosemite.