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Mount Everest leap canceled for wingsuit jumper with Shreveport ties

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(CNN) -

The Discovery Channel has canceled a special about a Louisiana man's jump off Mount Everest after a killer avalanche tore down the mountain last week.

The network decided to scrub "Everest Jump Live" with wingsuit jumper Joby Ogwyn, from Shreveport. The move follows the deaths of 13 Sherpa guides Friday after what is being called the single deadliest accident on Mount Everest.

Three others are still missing and at least six people were injured.

The special was scheduled to air on May 11.

Ogwyn attended Shreveport's Centenary College.

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