Italian man 'broadcasts his own death' on Facebook Live

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  1. rolltide

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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...ndersteg-swiss-alps-switzerland-a7213816.html


    Italian man 'broadcasts his own death' on Facebook Live as Switzerland BASE jump ends in tragedy
    An Italian man live streamed his own death after recording a BASE jump from the top of a mountain.

    The daredevil, named locally as Armin Schmieder, 28, told viewers on Facebook: "Today you fly with me" before taking the fatal leap at Kandersteg in the Swiss Alps.

    The footage shows Mr Schmieder climbing into a red and blue wingsuit and zipping it up against a backdrop of blue sky.

    He then puts on a pair of sunglasses and a helmet while repeatedly smiling at the camera.

    Once fully clad in the wingsuit, Mr Schmieder lifts the camera to reveal a view of mountains and a cliff edge in front of him.

    The final clear footage is of him smiling and waving goodbye, before appearing to place the recording device in his pocket and close the zip.

    The video continues for around three and a half minutes, during which Mr Schmieder counts down from three to one and appears to take off.

    Viewers can then hear the sound of him flying through the air for about 25 seconds.

    The footage then falls silent.

    Mr Schmieder's mother and brother are said to have commented on the live stream asking: "Where is he? And what happened?"

    Nice touch.......he gives the viewers the finger at 6 seconds in.

     
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    Attention whore :splat:
     
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    The whole second half looks like a Pepto Bismol commercial. :dontknow:
     
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    Totally.

    Did you hear the cows and the cow bells in the field where his body ended up?
     
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    I'm still wondering why he put the phone in his pocket.
     
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    Pretty cool when he screamed and then you hear his body go "wop wop wop wop".
     
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    What a fucking asshole
     
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    pretty sure I heard him shit at the 6:58 mark
     
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    No...it needs more cow bell
    :cwl:
     
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    guess there is no point in subscribing to his youtube channel?
     
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    base jumping and gopro = "thinning the herd"
     
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    Hopefully there's a few here at the Shed that will engage in this same activity........
     
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    one hero at a time.
     
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    we can only hope, but the ones most wanted can't afford the gopro
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Video stabilization has come a long way
     
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    Couldn't even see it! Fucking thing sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lets do it live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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