Armin Schmieder, a 28-year-old Italian man, leapt from from a Swiss mountain in a wingsuit near Kandersteg.

In a live broadcast to Facebook, Schmieder can be heard saying, “Today, you fly with me.” However, the video quickly ends in tragedy, as a shout and some sort of impact can be heard. Viewers asked Schmieder to respond, write or speak. It was reported that the only sound that could be heard was the sound of cowbells.

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Police report that the body of a 28-year-old Italian citizen was recovered near Kandersteg. His identity has not yet been confirmed.

A friend said that “He was an experienced skydiver but flew only a year with the wingsuit.” The friend also said that Schmieder leaves a child behind.

The accident is still being investigated.


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