VALAIS, Switzerland (KTLA) — A stuntman who parachuted into the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony dressed as James Bond died after jumping from a helicopter wearing a “wingsuit,” UK media reported Thursday.
Mark Sutton, 42, died Wednesday after hitting a cliff while jumping from a height of about 3,300 meters in the Grandes-Otannes area in the Alps, according to a statement from police.
“They then flew remaining close to the mountain, with the intention of landing near Le Peuty in Switzerland. During this flight, one of the men suffered a fatal fall. According to a preliminary investigation, it appears that he fell after hitting a cliff,” the statement read.
Sutton was in Switzerland with a group of 20 other professionals “considered among the best in the world in this discipline,” police said.
CNN contributed to this report.