new footage showing Corliss’ helmet point-of-view has been released — and it’s just as jaw-dropping. Check it out (Note: The clip shows Corliss hitting the mountain from the perspective of several cameras mounted on his helmet at various angles):
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The Daily Mail reports that Corliss was traveling at 120 mph when he hit Table Mountain in South Africa. Although he was seriously injured — he broke both legs and could have very well died — he still managed to deploy his parachute to land as safely on the ground as possible. He was then airlifted to the hospital.
Corliss has spent five weeks in the hospital since the mid-January accident, requiring surgery on both his legs. The Daily Mail has more on Corliss’ condition:
Michelle Norris, spokeswoman for the Christiaan Barnaard Hospital in Cape Town, today said he remained there under observation and was due to be discharged on Friday.
She said: “Mr Corliss needed extensive surgery on his legs and also needed skin grafts to repair the damage. He suffered serious injuries and remains in the hospital, although he has been making good progress in recovery.
“One of the reasons he is still with us is that we needed to check how the wounds would heal from the skin grafts, but we hope to be able to discharge him on Friday. After that he plans to return home immediately to America to be with his family.”
At the end of this most recently released footage, Corliss sends a special thanks to hikers who provided him with water afterward, the rescue team that brought him to the hospital and the medical staff that stitched him back up.
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