Jump from “Sputnik” – Ukrainian base jumper falls 300 meters – dead

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The mountain group “Churfirsten” on Lake Walen (Canton of St. Gallen), only 20 kilometers as the crow flies from the border with Vorarlberg, is THE Mecca of the international base jumper scene in Switzerland, next to the Lauterbrunnen Valley in the Bernese Oberland. However, fatal accidents regularly occur in both places. Likewise on Saturday, when a 31-year-old Ukrainian died.

The man, who lived in Dubai and was in Switzerland as a tourist, jumped from the “Sputnik” launch site in the direction of Walenstadt on Saturday around 7 p.m.

In the video: Here’s a basic jumper starting from the “Sputnik” jump site:

In the “Tieregg” area, according to the cantonal police, he crashed into the natural obstacles there and then fell about 300 meters down.

The doctor of the so-called “Rega” air rescue service could only determine the death of the 31-year-old. Members of the St. Gallen Cantonal Police and their Alpine task force specialists made their way to the scene of the accident.

Source: Krone

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