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Skydiver Records His Own Fall After Parachute Gets Tangled

Posted by YBMW Staff on December 5th, 2011
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From Evilferris, this is a terrifying video showing his perspective from a failed skydive with two friends. The jump was from 11,000 feet, but disaster strikes at 2,500 when his parachute gets tangled with his friend’s causing him to plummet to the ground. Although he survives to tell his tale, it is not without permanent and irreversible damage.

From the video description, here’s what he had to say:
At 2,500 feet, my jump partner flairs his canopy causing it slow down rapidly. I entangle with it and he cuts away. Unable to fly a ball of nylon effectively, I impact a cornfield breaking my pelvis, back and neck causing instant paralysis. As I lay waiting for help, spinal shock begins to set in paralyzing my diaphragm and breathing on my own becomes impossible. Rescue breathing is performed as I lose consciousness. Paramedics arrive and I’m med-flighted to UW Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin where I awake days later after surgery and begin life as a quadriplegic. It’s taken me four and a half years to be able to watch this video.

Word of caution, the video may be too graphic for some:


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