BASE jumper Shane Murphy dies in wingsuit accident

Well known BASE jumper Shane Murphy died this week following a wingsuit BASE jump in the Fiz mountain range near Chamonix, France. Chamonix is a well-loved destination for extreme athletes of all kinds, including BASE jumpers. Shane was highly experienced but for some reason did not make it back to the landing zone. His body was recovered by mountain rescue service. The cause of the accident is not known or has not been released at this point.

Our sympathies to all of Shane’s family and friends.

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  • For the family and friends of Shane I have written “The Heart of an Eagle” which I believe captures who Shane truly was and is in our hearts.

    Not every heart,
    Feels at home on the breeze,
    Not every soul,
    Finds freedom in the clouds,
    It is not a pleasure,
    It is not without meaning,
    For here the heart knows,
    Seeing his place,
    Above the common Earth,
    Below the eyes of God,
    He is an inspiration,
    To all who know him,
    Making his dreams reality,
    He is at home in any land,
    Home is within his heart,
    The ones he loves are there,
    While the further he flies,
    The more lives he touches,
    When you look in his eyes,
    The impossible becomes real,
    When he gives you his smile,
    The strength makes it come true,
    And though he once flew,
    He continues to fly,
    For even in the hearts,
    Of those he never knew,
    His flight changes life,
    As he soars we have faith,
    A gift to continue on,
    From the heart of an eagle.

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