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2010 Cabo Girão Jumper Dies

Mário Pardo, the fearless paratrooper who, in January 2010, jumped from Cabo Girão on a motorbike and parachuted down to the pebble beach, died on Friday, the 29th of March after an undisclosed illness.

The news was released on social networks by the ‘Green Berets and Paratroopers,’ which pays tribute to the “greatest reference in national and international skydiving, an excellent practitioner and instructor of free fall, tandem and also a true world reference of base jumping, the first Portuguese individual to partake in this type of jumping.”

Mário Pardo created the skydiving school Queda Livre (1989), guided by the motto ‘The sky is not the limit, it is the starting point.’

In addition to Cabo Girão, another of Mário Pardo’s high-profile jumps is the  25th of April Bridge, in Lisbon.

Samantha Gannon

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Photo: JM/Free Fall

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