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Published: Saturday, April 6 2013 12:30 p.m. MDT

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Tumbleweed
Centerville, UT

This article mentions Potter who was just found dead in Yosemite with a "winged" jumpsuit on. What bothers me is the way these extreme sports are glamorized, especially by some beverage companies, and the tragedies and serious injuries seem to be under-reported. Here's the truth. You keep sticking your hand into the lion's mouth, you are going to be bitten. Steve Irwin found this out and so have many similar dare-devils. These people using these winged suits are taking their lives into their own hands with every jump. They call it "LIVING!" Maybe so, but often the whole concept is cut short at a very young age.

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