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    Thumbs up Parachute fails to open: man lives

    Anyone else seen this staggaring film of a man whose parachute didn't open and the camera in his helmet filming his 12,000 foot plummet to earth and yet he lives?

    "I just blurted out, 'Oh s---, I'm dead . . . Bye!'" . . .

    http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/pages/...#StartComments

    the pal he was skydiving with filmed it too and landed not far away, ran up and asked if his friend was alright.

    "No," was the answer. he hadn't actually expected an answer at all.

    i found it absolutely extraordinary and wonderful at the same time.

    the story:

    Only 170m above the ground, he waves the world goodbye and screams a last message into the microphone, resigned to a horrific death.

    http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/sto...006016,00.html
    Last edited by Floh; 02-18-2007 at 02:40 PM.

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    Absolutely incredible story!! I cannot believe he didn't have any more serious injuries than he did. That is a miracle.
    You put the light in me...

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    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by Alice253
    Absolutely incredible story!! I cannot believe he didn't have any more serious injuries than he did. That is a miracle.
    Certainly seemes miraculous and someone was watching over him, doesn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floh
    Anyone else seen this staggaring film of a man whose parachute didn't open and the camera in his helmet filming his 12,000 foot plummet to earth and yet he lives?

    "I just blurted out, 'Oh s---, I'm dead . . . Bye!'" . . .

    http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/pages/...#StartComments

    the pal he was skydiving with filmed it too and landed not far away, ran up and asked if his friend was alright.

    "No," was the answer. he hadn't actually expected an answer at all.

    i found it absolutely extraordinary and wonderful at the same time.

    the story:

    Only 170m above the ground, he waves the world goodbye and screams a last message into the microphone, resigned to a horrific death.

    http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/sto...006016,00.html
    Dang! The video wouldn't play for me. I read the article, though. God was watching over this young man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanandjim
    Dang! The video wouldn't play for me. I read the article, though. God was watching over this young man.
    hmm, i couldn't get it to open either....while waiting for it to open, i even started a load of laundry....

    still, it's a wild story...amazing he lived!

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    And they say miracles don't happen today...

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    Quote Originally Posted by close_enough
    hmm, i couldn't get it to open either....while waiting for it to open, i even started a load of laundry....

    still, it's a wild story...amazing he lived!
    I saw the footage on the news and it was really unsettling, even knowing the man survived. His chute got tangled up somehow, so the whole time he was falling, he was spinning around. Just watching the footage made my stomach turn. I can't imagine how he remained as composed as he did.

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    WoWwwww!



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