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article imageSpanish daredevil & TV presenter Álvaro Bultó killed in accident

By Anne Sewell     Aug 24, 2013 in Sports
Álvaro Bultó, daredevil and popular TV personality, died on Friday in a skydiving accident over the Swiss Alps. He "lost his life doing what he liked best," according to the Discovery Max cable network.
Bultó, 51, was flying over the Swiss Alps using a wing-suit, which involves the use of a specially-designed device.
According to a police statement, Bultó was in the company of "several colleagues" while BASE jumping in the Alps. An investigation was opened to determine "the exact dynamics as well as the circumstances surrounding the accident."
According to initial police reports, the suit "did not open for undetermined reasons."
The police spokesman added that, "The emergency services were immediately sent to the site, but could only confirm his death."
This is the second accident recently. In June, during a wingsuit flight in Benidorm, Bultó attempted to land on the beach but he fell short and crashed onto a hotel roof, suffering minor injuries.
Also in Benidorm, Bultó led his Wild Wolf team in a display of base jumping from the top of Europe's tallest residential building, the Bali tower in Benidorm, in May this year.
Bultó is well-known for adventure programs hosted by him on Television Española and appeared in the latest season of the Antena 3 network's "Splash." For 13 years he directed and presented "Frontera Límite" (Boundary limit), a show about adventure sports.
Back in 2007, Bultó, together with Toni López and Santi Corella, became the first group to parachute on Antarctica from an altitude of 3,000 meters (9,836 ft.).
He was also involved in motorcycling in his youth, and Bultó was heard to say, "My first toy was a motorcycle."
Not surprising, as his father, Francisco "Paco" Bultó, founded the Bultaco and Montesa motorcycle companies. Bultó's great-uncle Sete Gibernau was a two-time runner-up in the Moto GP championship.
Below are some scenes of Bultó's spectacular sport:
Àlvaro Bultó at Aerosport airshow 2013 in Igualada.
Àlvaro Bultó at Aerosport airshow 2013 in Igualada.
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Álvaro Bultó, Spanish daredevil, extreme sportsman and TV presenter has died in an accident in the Swiss Alps.
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