Extreme athlete Dean Potter dies in BASE jump accident

Los Angeles: A world-renowned extreme athlete died along with another man during a stunt at the Yosemite National Park in California, US media said Sunday.

Tributes poured in from all over the globe for Dean Potter, (43) following his death on Saturday.

He and fellow BASE jumper Graham Hunt (29) were killed during a jump at Taft Point, ABC News said, citing Yosemite National Park spokesman Scott Gediman.

Park officials got reports on Saturday of an accident and a helicopter spotted the two bodies on Sunday.

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