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Shane Murphy Dies in Wingsuit Accident

Body found at the base of the Fiz mountain range
by Robin Deering | Chamonix Editor | published: 9th Aug, 2012

The body of Shane Murphy has been recovered after he was reported missing on Tuesday following a wingsuit jump from the Tête de Croix de Fer, above Sallanches near Chamonix.

On Tuesday Shane set off with a fellow wingsuit base jumper for the Tête de Croix de Fer, part of the Chaine des Fiz, however on arrival Shane had not made it back to the landing spot. Reported as missing, the Chamonix mountain rescue were called to assist in the search for his body and at 14:30, Shane Murphy was found at the bottom of Les Arcets, Sallanches.

The 30 year old wingsuiter, Shane Murphy was a well known wingsuit base jumper and had completed a 1000 jumps. This is the first fatal accident since Chamonix banned wingsuit base jumps following a fatal jump off the Brevent.

Our thoughts go out to Shane's friends and family.


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