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Olympic parachutist was experienced with wingsuits

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:

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Odds of 66/1 on Bond to win elusive Best Film Oscar

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."

Could they be in for Bond's first Best Film Oscar? Daniel Craig and Judi Dench Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

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.

Skyfall becomes the UK's highest earning film ever

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.

Daniel Craig as James Bond in Skyfall. Credit: Undated United Artists Corporation handout

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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