This is so sad.
Alexander Polli, a world-renowned skydiver and a pioneer in BASE jumping, has died in the French Alps after a wingsuit crash on Monday. He was just 31 years old.
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Polli apparently crashed into a tree while jumping in an area near Chamonix, France, that is popular, but VERY dangerous, for BASE jumpers.
One search and rescue official told NBC News that this isn't the first time they have been called out to the area:
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This is truly tragic.
A Germanwings Airbus A320 has reportedly crashed in the Alps in southern France, and according to French President Francois Hollande, there are "apparently no survivors." On board were 144 passengers, two of whom were babies, and six crew members. The plane crashed in a remote part, and not many details are available at this time.
Lufthansa, who owns Germanwings, released a statement via Twitter, saying:
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Even in the face of danger, people can't help but take selfies!
Matt Allum was skiing in the French Alps, when he flew right into a 60ft crevasse!
Overwhelmed with happiness at the fact that he wasn't injured or dead, Matt just had to take a selfie! You know how that goes.
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Formula One legend Michael Schumacher loves speed in any way he can get it — be it driving super fast, or flying down a mountain on skis. It's just such a shame that it was the latter that put him in the hospital.
It was the recreational sport, not the dangerous one he does for a living, that put him in a coma.
According to new sources, he hit his head on a rock after falling 34 feet down a mountain. At 45 years old, he's been in a coma since we first reported on it in December, which worries us that we haven't been updated with a positive change yet.
The culprit that started the fall was a boulder partially hidden by snow. His injuries are life-threatening, but we really really hope he can pull through!
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And she's on to the next one!
Tara Reid's romance with businessman Michael Lilleund is reportedly getting more serious, as the couple spent the holiday season together at Courcheval ski resort in the French Alps!
Sources close to actress revealed that she's already introduced her new man to her parents, and has told friends that "We're so in love."
Sweet! Here's hoping that this one sticks, bb!
Best of luck!
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Girl is starting off her thirties right!
After being spotted in Berlin just the day before, sources are reporting that Christina Aguilera spent her 30th birthday in the French alps with her rumored boytoy Matt Rutler.
Witnesses saw the couple arrive at the posh French ski resort of Courchevel and immediately head out in a two-horse-drawn sleigh! How romantic!
They reportedly shared some wine and allowed the sleigh to take them all around the village to enjoy the sights of the chalet. Later in the evening, Xtina had to leave Matt to perform as a surprise guest at Ukranian industrialist Victor Pinchuk's 50th birthday party.
Wow. Now that's a gig we bet paid well! Here's hoping the paycheck can cover more intimate excursions like this one!
Happy birthday, bb.
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