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Extreme sports star killed in base jumping accident

Antoine Montant tragically killed in French Alps

Featured in: | Alison Shayler, Chamonix Reporter | Published
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Base jumper and extreme sports star Antoine Montant has tragically been killed in an accident this weekend.

Antoine was apparently base-jumping in the Anterne region, just north of Chamonix. He took off on Friday afternoon from the Pointe de Sales in the Fiz mountain range wearing a wingsuit and a parachute.

Emergency rescue services were called when his parachute failed to open. The search lasted most of the weekend before his body was found on Sunday afternoon in the Collet d'Anterne.

Antoine was renowned not only for his daredevil base jumping stunts but also for being one of the best speed riding pilots in the world, winning many competitions and starring in numerous videos like this one shot earlier in Chamonix this year where he swoops down from the top of the Aiguille du Midi, riding the cable-car cables like a rail.

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Antoine, aged 33, was from Cruseilles in the Haute Savoie. He also worked as a ski and paraglide instructor in the Portes du Soleil and was a Red Bull sponsored pilot.

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