British base jumper dies after parachute fails to open on holiday in France

British base jumper dies after parachute fails to open on holiday in France
Police investigating what led to man’s fatal injuries

A British base jumper has died after his parachute failed to open on time as he was practising the extreme sport while on holiday with friends in the south of 法国.

The 34-year-old man died from his injuries at Grenoble University Hospital after Tuesday’s accident, 根据 Le Dauphine Libere newspaper.

The local paper reported that he had been on holiday with three friends in Millau, Aveyron.

On their way back from a day out on Tuesday, the group decided to stop by the village of Chatelus in Isere to jump off the Bournillon cliff in Bourne gorge.

One of the man’s friends activated his distress beacon just before 7pm when they did not see his parachute open.

Rescuers searched for the man by helicopter and found him unconscious and in cardiorespiratory arrest.

Two rescuers were winched as close as possible to the injured man as he dangled from his parachute, which was stuck to the cliffside, the newspaper reported.

<p>The man died at Grenoble teaching hospital</磷>

The man died at Grenoble teaching hospital

He was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition and died from his injuries.

Police have launched an investigation to determine what caused the accident.

Base jumping consists of jumping from fixed objects and freefalling before opening a parachute to coast to the ground.