It's hard to believe sometimes that even professionals face danger in their jobs.
Extreme sports legend Dean Potter was one of two men found dead in Yosemite National Park after a BASE jumping attempt went wrong. On Saturday evening, Potter and fellow BASE jumper, Graham Hunt attempted a wingsuit flight from Taft Point, a 7,500 peak in the park — note that it is illegal to base jump in Yosemite.
The spotter for the two reportedly heard two sounds that, at the time she thought either could have been impacts, or their parachutes opening. After following protocol to try and reach the pair and find them, she had to report to authorities. Yosemite chief of staff, Mike Gauthier, tried to stay optimistic but noted: