BASE jumper Ian Flanders dies in Turkey, fans mourn

Tragedy pummeled the BASE jumping community this week, when American climber, BASE jumper and wingsuiter, Ian Flanders, died after a failed jump in Turkey on Tuesday. Fans and friends have since taken to the athlete’s Facebook to mourn sharing stories and photos.

According to USA TodayFlanders died after leaping from a cable car 900 feet above a gorge over the Karasu, a river in eastern Turkey, near the eastern city of Erzincan.

It was not his first flight in Turkey but this time...

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