American Extreme Athlete Dean Potter who is well known for his death defying BASE jumping as an extreme sport was killed along with a friend on Saturday 16th May, according to the Yosemite National Park spokesman, as reported in DailyNews.724.
The spokesman said Potter, 43, and Graham Hunt died Saturday night after attempting a wingsuit flight from a 7,500-foot promontory called Taft Point.
Potter was renowned for his bold and sometimes rogue climbs and BASE jumps, in which he would parachute from a fixed structure or cliff. BASE jumping is reportedly illegal in Yosemite.
May their souls rest in peace!