Skydiver Walks Away After 8000ft Fall Without a Working Parachute

Skydiver Walks Away After 8000ft Fall Without a Working Parachute

by -
0

parachute loss video-shotA seasoned skydiver in Northern California was attempting a complex stunt after jumping from about 8,000 feet when both of his parachutes failed and he went into a three-minute spin, hitting the ground at 30 mph but surviving with minor injuries.

In video shot by his other teammate, Craig Stapleton, 51, is seen plummeting to earth in a “3-minute spin”. He lucked out by landing parallel to the road in a row of grapes, in freshly plowed dirt, which he said was “very soft.”

He will be skydiving again soon, he says, but doesn’t know if he will try any complicated stunts.

(WATCH the video below or READ the story from ABC News)


ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos

COMMENTS