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Daredevil films moment his leap turns to disaster

Tuesday 09/October/2018 - 11:59 AM
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Edited by: Yara Sameh

A BASE jumper filmed himself as he crashed to earth، narrowly avoiding death، daily mail reported.

The man recorded the moment he leapt from a mountain in the Swiss Alps before he then started heading towards some trees.

He can be seen colliding with the branches before hitting the ground as his parachute collapses.

The jumper said he got into difficulty after his lines became tied in a knot and his fall was slowed down by a tree.


But once he hit the tree he began falling again as the tree did not catch the canopy.

As he lands on the ground he can be heard screaming in pain three times and then tries to get out from under his parachute.

The jump happened in Lauterbrunnen، Bern، Switzerland، on May 26 last year.

He was an experienced jumper with 55 previous jumps in 2017، he said.

The man said in a YouTube post of the jump: 'I started BASE jumping one year ago.

'This was jump number 56. After the opening، I realised that some lines built a tension knot.

'I was not able to clear it، so the canopy started spinning and the vertical speed increased. Then I hit a tree، which probably saved my life.

'Unfortunately، the tree did't catch the canopy and I started falling again without being slowed down.

'I impacted on soft ground right next to rocks which probably had killed me if I had hit them.'

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