A widely known German base jumper has died throughout an tried leap in Portugal, German media report.
Dominik Loyen’s parachute didn’t open throughout Monday’s leap from a 100m (330ft) cliff within the coastal city of Nazaré, police advised Bild newspaper.
An investigation into the incident is below means, Bild stated.
Mr Loyen, 50, had been residing in Switzerland, the place base leaping is allowed, and was an teacher in Spain.
Video of the incident in Nazaré, a well known browsing vacation spot, reveals Mr Loyen leaping along with one other base jumper.
Nonetheless whereas the opposite jumper’s parachute opens, Mr Loyen’s doesn’t and he strikes a number of rocks throughout his fall to the seashore, the place rescuers have been unable to revive him, Bild reported.
Mr Loyen had beforehand thought-about giving up base leaping, which entails leaping from mounted objects with a parachute and is without doubt one of the riskiest excessive sports activities.
“Sure, I had some ideas about taking a break, or giving it up fully, when a great buddy of mine had a deadly accident,” he advised Deutsche Welle in 2014.
“However you then take care of it, and by some means it’s a must to do what you discover enjoyable. You are worried about it after which resolve to hold on anyway and also you swear to not make the identical errors.”