Among the dead were Olympic champion swimmer Camille Muffat, Olympic boxer and bronze-medalist Alexis Vastine, and pioneering sailor Florence Arthaud. They had been among the contestants in the reality TV show "Dropped."
The helicopters reportedly crashed into each other, leading to a tragic explosion, killing the athletes along with others. The article points out that this isn't the only recent tragedy to strike reality television.
Two years ago, TF1 - France's leading private-sector network, which aired the program - canceled the season of the "Survivor"-like show "Koh Lanta" after a 25-year-old participant died of a heart attack on the first day of filming in Cambodia.
We send positive vibes to the families of those who have passed and hope they find peace.