This Is What It Looks Like When Your Parachute Fails to Open On a Base Jump

By Sam Gibbs on at

In what can only be described as a miracle, an insane Russian base jumper survived a hair-raising 120m fall from a pylon taller than Big Ben's tower, after his parachute failed to open. The whole horrifying thing was caught on camera.

The poor guy plummets for seven whole seconds before going splat into the snowdrift below. Let's just say, if the snow hadn't have been there, he definitely would not have survived. Incredibly the guy is now up and walking again having fractured his legs, pelvis and vertebrae in the impact on March 8th this year.

If there's ever an advert against base jumping, or skydiving in general, this is it. There's no way in hell you'd get me up there. [YouTube via The Telegraph]