Hungarian killed in base jumping accident: Swiss police
A 38-year-old Hungarian has been killed while base jumping in central Switzerland, police said Thursday.
"In a delicate windy situation, he opened his parachute and crashed against a rocky (mountain) wall," police said.
The man was with a group of eight base jumpers of different nationalities, and was the last to jump on Tuesday morning at central Switzerland's Muerrenfluh, a platform set in mountains, from which enthusiasts jump with parachutes.
According to Swiss news agency ATS, the accident was the third fatal base jumping case in Lauterbrunnen -- where Muerrenfluh is located-- this year.
A Canadian was killed in September, while a German died in August.
Base jumping can also involve jumping illegally from high structures such as buildings.
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