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London Olympics' 007 stuntman dies in wing suit mishap in Alps
AP
Geneva, August 15, 2013
First Published: 16:43 IST(15/8/2013)
Last Updated: 16:51 IST(15/8/2013)

The British stuntman who parachuted into the London Olympics opening ceremony as James Bond has been killed in an accident in the Swiss Alps while flying a special wing suit.

Online extreme sports broadcaster Epic TV says Mark Sutton died during a gathering it had organized involving 20 wing suit pilots who were being filmed as they jumped from helicopters.

Swiss police confirmed that a 42-year-old Briton died Wednesday in a fall near Trient in the Valais region.

The 2012 Summer Games opening ceremony memorably included Sutton as a Bond double jumping with another stuntman dressed as a skydiving Queen Elizabeth II.

Valais police said Thursday that Sutton jumped from a helicopter at 3,300 meters (10,800 feet) but fell to his death after crashing into a mountain ridge.


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