British skydiver killed jumping off 800m cliff in Italy
The Independent says a British base jumper has been killed after his parachute failed to open.
Dylan Morris Roberts, 33, died during the accident in the Italian Alps on Friday – just a day after an Australian was killed in a similar incident.
The former skydiving instructor was reportedly with a group of five friends in the popular hiking area of Monte Brento in the northern region of Trentino when he jumped from a height of 800m.
He is said to have jumped from a spot known locally as “Happy Birthday” at about 7am but hit the side of the mountain after falling for about 200m, according to onlookers.
It is thought the experienced skydiver’s parachute failed to deploy, although local police have been quoted as suggesting he may have miscalculated his trajectory.
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