BASE Jumper Dean Potter Killed in Accident

ByABC News
May 17, 2015, 10:26 PM

— -- BASE jumpers Dean Potter and Graham Hunt were killed in an accident at Taft Point in Yosemite National Park, a park spokesman said tonight.

Potter, 43, and Hunt, 29, were jumping Saturday evening when the accident occurred, Yosemite National Park spokesman Scott Gediman said.

The report came in at 9 p.m. that there had been an accident inside the park at Taft Point, but it was too dark to search, he said.

A California Highway Patrol helicopter search was initiated this morning, and two bodies were bodies spotted.

When Rangers got to them about noon, they were identified as Potter and Hunt, Gediman said.