French adventurer descends to fatality while preparing for tightrope stunt

Base jumper Tancr ede Melet was unable to free himself from hot air balloon and plummeted 65 ft when it unexpectedly took off

A French daredevil known for aerial stunts has fallen to his death while preparing for a dangerous tightrope march between two hot air balloons.

Tancrede Melet, 32, descended while getting ready to perform the risky stunt in Drome, southern France, on Tuesday. He was on the soil harbouring a hot air bag where reference is abruptly took off and he was unable to extricate himself from the line. He descended 65 ft( 20 m) to the ground.

Melet a slackliner, Base jumper and wingsuiter was taking part in a act artistry job when the accident happened.

A speedriding video uploaded onto YouTube by Tancrede Melet .

Melet was well known in extreme boasts and had appeared in adverts, videos, live appearances and lecturings. He was part of aerobatic company the Flying Frenchies.

The Flying Frenchies said in a statement: He was one of the best in Base jump, highline, wingsuit and other irrigate sports. He was also a climber and a high-level sportsman. He and his pals were seen as the colonists of the skyline.

Friends said Melet had been in love with circus and acrobatic act and left behind incredible reminiscences, a savor of freedom.

Born in Meurthe-et-Moselle, eastern France, Melet grew up in the Herault. It was at the Verdon Gorge that he detected his love of mountain climbing.

He had a daughter with his partner, Tiphaine Breillot.

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