Date: August 7, 2012 Nationality: American Object Type: Earth Location: Arve Valley, Magland, France COD: Impact Clothes / Suit: Wingsuit
Description: We exited as a two-way with me in front. My extremely timid flying made me want to look on the other side of the hill before going over so I flew at a diagonal to it. After a few seconds I saw Shane's bright yellow Apache power up and go blazing by, headed straight for the ridge. He threw me an enthusiastic head nod that any jumper can tell you translates directly to " hell ya!" and then he was back on task flying very aggressively in what base jumpers call "attack" mode. As I passed to the side of the terrain feature I was traveling around I gave one last glance under my wing at Shane. He was in a left hand turn around the corner, and then he dissappeared from view. He impacted in a grass field near a chalet. I spent the rest of the day in a SAR helo looking for him. They found Shane the next afternoon around 3. Everyone can take some comfort in knowing there was no pain, one second he was with us and now he is waiting for us.