Mark Sutton James Bond stuntman from London Olympics killed in Alps jump

Eurasia News

LONDON: The skydiver who famously parachuted into London’s Olympic Stadium dressed as James Bond has died while apparently ‘showing off’ to fellow thrill-seekers.

Mark Sutton, 42, was killed when he hit a mountain ridge in the Alps at about 150mph after he jumped in a winged suit from a helicopter.

Swiss police are investigating.

Wing-diving is an extreme sport which involves using a special jumpsuit with wings that allow the wearer to glide. Wing-divers usually end their jump using a parachute.

The Olympic stunt was a highlight of the last year’s opening ceremony and followed the showing of a film in which 007 actor, Daniel Craig, called at Buckingham Palace to meet and escort the real the Queen to the Olympic stadium.