A member of the UK's famed Red Devils (because of the red smoke they use) parachute regiment has had a lucky escape after his parachute failed to open during an air show in Whitehaven, Cumbria, on Friday. As the man went into freefall, a teammate rushed to his aid and managed to catch him. Although the man then managed to activate his chute, it still failed to fully open and the pair made a rapid descent - red smoke still pouring from their heels - towards rooftops while horrified onlookers watched. Happily, both escaped unharmed and 'within ten minutes were tucking into pie, peas and a pint', authorities said. An investigation will be held. Videos at the links. http://www.itv.com/news/story/2015-06-20/red-devil-lucky-escape-as-parachute-fails-to-open/ http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-33209995 ETA: From checking second video, I see they landed in water. I suspect that helped as they came down so fast.