Armin Schmieder, 28, couldn’t wait for the jump and told his fans on social media: “Today you fly with me”
A daring wingsuit pilot streamed his death live on Facebook after a thrill-seeking jump from the top of a mountain ended in disaster.
Armin Schmieder, 28, from Italy, told his fans on social media: “Today you fly with me” moments before the jump from a mountain top in Kandersteg, Switzerland.
He can be seen readying for the Alps jump, before pocketing his phone.
A shout can be heard soon after, and fans became aware that something had gone very wrong.
One commented on the video: “Write or say something.”
However no response came, and police officers were sent out to the location to investigate.
Officers have since confirmed his identity.
One pal said: “He was an experienced skydiver, but flew only a year with the wingsuit.”
The circumstances of his death are not yet clear.
It comes after a British woman died alongside two others following an avalanche in the French Alps.
The disaster, which took place in the Mont-Blanc range of the French Alps, saw the Brit die alongside a German guide and a Slovak woman.
They were hit by the avalanche on the Mont Maudit – known as the ‘Cursed Mountain’.
The mountaineering trio were reported missing two weeks ago, with the bodies of two women being found later that evening.
A third victim was then later found, and authorities said that large blocks of ice carried their bodies away.
Rescue workers told the FranceTVinfo news website: “The group was carried away by an avalanche […] or large blocks of ice.”