Dario Barrio dead: Spanish TV chef killed in base jumping wingsuit crash
Barrio was popular on Spanish television but had also worked across the world in cities such as London
Sunday 08 June 2014
Spanish television chef, Dario Barrio, has died after his parachute failed to open during a wing suit jump on Friday.
Barrio, who was popular in Spain for his cookery programme “Everyone against the Chef”, died after colliding with a rock face during a base jump for the “International Air Festival” in Sierra Segura mountain range in Jaen Province Spain.
The tragic final moments of Barrio’s life were captured on camera by a nearby spectator.
According to reports, Barrio died because of a malfunction with his parachute.
However, these have not been confirmed.
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He was announced dead at the scene after attempts were made by paramedics to revive the 42-year-old.
As a result of Barrio’s death, it has been decided by organisers that all of the skydiving events at the festival should be suspended.
The festival organisers said that they “deeply regretted” Barrio’s death and would try to help to support his family.
Barrio was a favourite on Spanish television, but had also worked in restaurants across the world including cities such as Zurich and London.
His death will comes as a massive shock and tributes have flooded in across social media sites.
Paco Roncero, a fellow chef and close friend of Barrio, said on Twitter that he was struggling to cope with the "loss of a great friend."
He leaves behind two children.
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