Canadian wingsuit flier dies in south China in training accident

Rescue team finds missing flier’s body after he was reported missing

PUBLISHED : Friday, 27 January, 2017, 10:43pm
UPDATED : Friday, 27 January, 2017, 10:43pm

World-famous wingsuit flier Graham Dickinson died after a crash during training in south China on Wednesday, according to a rescue team on Friday.

His body was found on a cliff at the Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, on Thursday.

The 28-year-old Canadian, who finished third in the 2016 world wingsuit flying championships held at Tianmen Mountain, signed an agreement with the mountain’s management office on January 15, which permitted him to train. The agreement also made the mountain office immune from liability.

Dickinson’s landlord found the tenant missing on Thursday morning and reported his disappearance to police. A rescue team of 40 people was formed and Dickinson’s body was found with his wingsuit on.

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Dickinson was the second flier killed in a training accident at the Tianmen Mountain National Park within four years. Hungarian Victor Kovats died after a cliff crash in 2013.