Olympic parachutist Mark Sutton's reportedly fatal accident is understood to have happened on the first day of a three-day wingsuit event near Martigny, in the Valais canton, near the French border.
Mr Sutton had been very experienced in using the special jump suits, which increase the surface area of the body and act like a parachute wing, allowing users to glide through the air at high speeds.
A video on Mr Sutton's YouTube account shows him in several wingsuit flights, including this one near Riva del Garda in northern Italy in August last year, which he introduces with a reference to Team GB:
The next James Bond film will be directed by Sam Mendes, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007, following the success of Skyfall.Read the full story ›
Daniel Craig will reprise the role of James Bond and will be directed once more by Sam Mendes for the new 007 film.
The yet-untitled film, the 24th in the franchise, will be released in the UK in October 2015, and the month after in the US.
Before the nominations are even announced William Hill has put odds of 66/1 on the latest Bond film to win the Best Picture Award for the first time in its 50 year history.
Spokesman Rupert Adams said, “Bond is the longest running movie franchise in history and Skyfall the most successful in that 23 film series, you have to think it has a chance of delivering the big one."
But despite optimism about Skyfall's chances it is still trailing Stephen Spielberg's Lincoln - 10/11, Les Miserables - 9/4 , and Life of Pi - 20/1. The British spy lags with odds of 66/1.
James Bond hit Skyfall has become the highest grossing film ever at the UK box office.
In just 40 days it has taken £94.28 million to surpass the previous record-holder Avatar.
James Cameron's Avatar took £94.03 million over an 11-month period following its release in late 2009.
The James Bond movie series celebrated a milestone this year with the 50th anniversary of the first Bond movie Dr No in October.
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London Tonight has been given a preview of the new James Bond film Skyfall which will be released in October.
The latest James Bond film, Skyfall, will be released in October. But you can see the trailer here.Read the full story ›
The trailer for the upcoming James Bond film, Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig as 007, has been released.Read the full story ›