Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Henley stuntman pays tribute to Mark Sutton

GARY CONNERY has paid tribute to a fellow stuntman who died in a wingsuit flight accident in Switzerland.

GARY CONNERY has paid tribute to a fellow stuntman who died in a wingsuit flight accident in Switzerland.

He and Mark Sutton performed a stunt together Queen during the opening ceremony of the London Olympics last summer.

Mr Connery 44, of Station Road, Henley, dressed as the Queen and Mr Sutton was in a James Bond-style dinner suit as they parachuted from a helicopter above the Olympic Stadium.

Mr Sutton, from Surrey, died while wingsuit flying near Martigny on Wednesday. Swiss police said it appeared he crashed into a ridge of rock.

Mr Connery said: ?He was an amazing, incredible guy and is a huge loss to the world.

?He?s a huge loss to his family and friends as well as to the base jumping and skydiving industry but the whole world suffers when you lose someone so special.?

Mr Connery, who met Mr Sutton on a jump in Italy in 2011, also worked with him for his 2,400ft wingsuit jump without a parachute at Mill End Farm, near Hambleden, in May last year.

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