A Spanish television chef has died after his parachute failed to open during a wingsuit jump on Friday.
Darío Barrio, 42, collided with a cliff face after his wingsuit malfunctioned during the International Air Festival in Jaén Province, Spain.
Paramedics rushed to the scene but were unable to revive him.
The father-of-two had planned to jump from a castle in the Sierra de Segura mountain range, which looks over a national park, as part of a tribute to his friend Álvaro Bultó, a popular Spanish base jumper who died last August in the Swiss Alps during a jump.
Tributes and condolences flooded social media.
Spanish comedian Goyo Jiménez said he was ‘in shock’ after hearing of the death of Mr Barrio, who he described as ‘a great guy’.
According to El Mundo, José Andrés, a Spanish chef based in the US, said: ‘A hug, friend, rest in peace. Heaven will eat much better.’
Festival organisers have said they ‘deeply regret’ Mr Barrio’s death, noting that he was an experienced jumper. They added they would do everything they can to support his family, reported the Mirror.
7 June 2014 | 6:07 pm – Source: metro.co.uk