US daredevil dies in jumping accident

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LOS ANGELES: A world-renowned extreme athlete died along with another man during a stunt at the Yosemite National Park in California, US media said on Sunday (Monday in Manila). Tributes poured in from all over the globe for Dean Potter, 43, following his death on Saturday. He and fellow base jumper Graham Hunt, 29, were killed during a jump at Taft Point, ABC News said, citing Yosemite National Park spokesman Scott Gediman. Other media said the pair had been attempting a wingsuit flight from Taft Point but smashed into a rocky outcrop when they tried to fly through a narrow gap in the mountains.

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