TV chef Dario Barrio killed as parachute fails to open

Alejandra Feldman
Dario Barrio, left with fellow chef Andrea Tumbarello

SPANISH TV chef Dario Barrio has been killed when his parachute failed to open and he crashed into a cliff.

The 42 year old was wearing a ‘wing suit’ enabling him to ‘fly’ at high speeds when he lost control and hit a cliff in the Sierra Segura mountain range in Jaen, Andalucia.

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He was pronounced dead at the scene when, despite their best efforts, paramedics were unable to revive him.

Barrio was a well known figure on Spanish TV, first hitting the limelight in the popularTV show “Todos contra el Chef” (Everyone against the Chef).

His fatal base jump – where he leapt from a cliff in order to ‘fly’ – was part of the International Air Festival. The event’s organisers said in a statement that barrio was an experienced skydiver and that they “deeply regretted” the incident.


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