Wile E. Coyote Moment
The young jumper was filmed by his friend in Konakova, Russia
His bare hands shaking in nervous
anticipation, a young base jumper prepares to throw himself from the top
of a 120-metre power pylon.As
the hapless daredevil shuffles tentatively towards the edge of the
platform, the anxiety on his face is clear, even in this grainy handheld
footage, filmed by a friend.
little does he know that his fears are about to come true as he finally
plucks up the courage to make the leap into the snowy abyss.Seconds into his fall it becomes clear that the man's parachute has failed to open and he plummets towards the earth in Konakova, Russia
He hits the ground with a muffled thud and a puff of snow as his friend can only look down from above.
The friend can only look on helplessly as he holds the camera over the precipice to see any signs of life on the floor below.
Miraculously, the man survived the fall after the powdery snow cushions his fall.
He was even able to walk again after three months after fracturing his vertebrae, pelvis and legs.
This unnamed jumper can consider himself lucky after a spate of deaths have marred the perilous sport.
Last month, British base jumper Jake Simkins died after his parachute became tangled on the cliff face while he was base-jumping on a Greek island.
The 41-year-old called his girlfriend, who was almost seven months pregnant, at a nearby hotel to raise the alarm.
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