Skydiver and BASE jumping pioneer Alexander Polli died in a wingsuit accident on Monday, July 22 in the Couloir Ensa near Chamonix, France.
Polli, 31, hit a tree in a wingsuit jump gone entirely wrong. According to NBC News, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
He came to mainstream fame when his jump in 2013 at the “Batman Cave” in Montserrat, Spain went viral, showing him breaking massive boundaries in the wingsuit world.
Polli held dual citizenship in Italy and Norway and according to The Washington Post, is the second Italian BASE jumper to have died in the last week.
Uli Emanuele died while jumping from the top of one of Switzerland's Dolomite mountains, not able to pull his parachute before crashing into the rocks.
Both will be sadly missed in the thrill-seeking communities.
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