Shane McConkey Dies in Ski Base Jumping Accident

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We're sorry to report that extreme skier Shane McConkey died Thursday during a ski base jumping accident. He was filming his latest movie in Italy when a double backflip went very wrong.

After launching off a cliff in the Dolomite Mountains, there were problems when one of his skis didn't come off.

Shane McConkey on a Magazine

Because of the ski, he began to spin out of control. By the time he was able to release the ski, it was too late to deploy the parachute. He died on impact when he hit the ground.

McConkey was 39 years old and lived in Olympic Valley, California. He is survived by his wife, Sherry, and their daughter, Ayla.

Rest in peace, Shane McConkey.

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