Mark Sutton, Daredevil Who Parachuted into the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony Dressed as James Bond Killed in Sky Diving Accident in Swiss Alps
Mark Sutton. the man who became world known as the daredevil who parachuted into the London 2012 Olympics Opening ceremony dressed as James Bond was killed yesterday while skydiving in the Swiss Alps. The 42 year old daredevil died after crashing into a mountain ridge in the Swiss Alps after jumping from a helicopter in a wing-diving suit. It is just a reminder of how dangerous it really is to sky jump. These folks make it look so easy, yet even the most skilled sadly meet with tragedy. Rest in Peace … Mark Sutton.
Mark Sutton … RIP
The daredevil who amazed the world when he parachuted into the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony dressed as James Bond has been killed in a jumping accident.
Mark Sutton, 42, died yesterday after crashing into a mountain ridge in the Swiss Alps after jumping from a helicopter in a wing-diving suit.
The former army officer is thought to have died instantly in the accident near Martigny, close to the Switzerland-France border.
Mr Sutton jumped with a friend from a height of 10,826ft (3,300m) at around 11am yesterday.
The pair had planned to land in a field close to the hamlet of Le Peuty, near Trient.
The reason for the crash is unclear and Swiss police have launched an investigation – it could be an unexpected gust of wind pushed Mr Sutton off course.
It was just a year ago that Mark Sutton made the jump as James Bond at the London Olympics