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Old 02-12-2007, 07:04 PM   #1
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Th Eek Man falls 5,000 feet and survives with video

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PARACHUTE ACCIDENT

LAKE TAUPO, New Zealand -- Experienced skydiver Michael Holmes survived a free fall from 5,000 feet over New Zealand's Lake Taupo, and the whole thing was caught on tape by two cameras.

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It happened two months ago.

The cameras were on Holmes' helmet and the helmet of fellow skydiver Jonathan King.

Holmes was plummeting to the Earth at 70 mph. He pulled the cord for his main parachute at 4,000 feet, but it didn't fully open, even though it caught enough air to violently spin him around.

Seconds later, he pulled the cable to free his main chute, but it was snared in his harness and wouldn't break away.

At 2,000 feet, he faced a dire choice: release his reserve chute, which could tangle in the main chute and completely wipe out the little lift he had, or ride it out with the main chute only, hoping it would fully inflate before he hit the ground.

He had to make a decision in seconds. After 700 feet, he knew the reserve chute would make little difference.

He decided to release his reserve chute. As he feared, it snagged in the main chute and failed to open. Holmes was now 15 seconds from impact.

He waved good-bye to the camera at 530 feet and believed he was going to die.

Michael crashed into a thicket of blackberry bushes. King swooped down to his side.

"Talk to me, bro," King asked Holmes. "Talk to me, man. You OK?"

"No," Holmes answered.

He was not OK, but incredibly, Holmes was alive.

After falling into the blackberry bush, his lung had been punctured and he had a broken ankle, the BBC reported.

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wow, one lucky dude


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Old 02-12-2007, 07:31 PM   #2
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Note to self- Always land in the Blackberry bush.

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Old 02-12-2007, 07:36 PM   #3
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Damn, he even waved the camera goodbye before impact.

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Old 02-12-2007, 07:39 PM   #4
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Publish that sh** yo!!!!!

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Old 02-12-2007, 07:44 PM   #5
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dont u want to skydive now !!!

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Old 02-12-2007, 09:12 PM   #6
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dont u want to skydive now !!!
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Old 02-12-2007, 09:41 PM   #7
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i didnt see a link to the video in your link :/ i really wanna see this

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Old 02-12-2007, 09:44 PM   #8
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cool but...where the video is?

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Old 02-12-2007, 09:50 PM   #9
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that's a real man.

only a sissy would fall 5,000 feet and die.

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Old 02-12-2007, 09:57 PM   #10
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cool but...where the video is?

weird, there was one there, must had taken it down for some reason

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Old 02-12-2007, 10:17 PM   #11
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http://www.kare11.com/news/news_arti...storyid=243409

Here's the video

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Old 02-12-2007, 11:21 PM   #12
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Miracle....I believe God was at work....Falling 5,000ft @ 70 mph acceleration Do with math and find the impact on this guys body from hit land. This is crazy!

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Old 02-13-2007, 08:31 AM   #13
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his parachute was half deployed and he was spiralling, it's not as bad as one would think...

plus he didn't land in the sea cause he certainly would have died from that...

trees are good for absorbing impact, plus his body went limp which meant he's less likely to suffer any great amount of damage (like how unconcious people feel less pain when you drop them)

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Old 02-13-2007, 08:33 AM   #14
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Wow. Thats a pretty amazing fluke. Yet another good reason not to jump out of a perfecty servicable plane.

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Old 02-13-2007, 08:38 AM   #15
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I could do that.. I'm not impressed

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Old 02-13-2007, 08:41 AM   #16
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(like how unconcious people feel less pain when you drop them)
I would've assumed that's because they're unconcious.

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And people still dont believe in God? Incredible.

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Old 02-13-2007, 09:25 AM   #18
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....and he's still going to continue jumping? What a moron.

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And people still dont believe in God? Incredible.
So what you're saying is, more people should try plummeting 5000 feet to their deaths, because God will save them and that it was a miracle that his parachutes ****ed up and he ended with a punctured lung?


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Old 02-13-2007, 10:03 AM   #20
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The links didn't take me to the video??

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I could do that.. I'm not impressed
I would have landed on my feet! lol

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEnpV_3gHH0

try this one

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So what you're saying is, more people should try plummeting 5000 feet to their deaths, because God will save them and that it was a miracle that his parachutes ****ed up and he ended with a punctured lung?
No you dumbass

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his parachute was half deployed and he was spiralling, it's not as bad as one would think...

plus he didn't land in the sea cause he certainly would have died from that...

trees are good for absorbing impact, plus his body went limp which meant he's less likely to suffer any great amount of damage (like how unconcious people feel less pain when you drop them)
This is true. In fact you are in far more danger falling 100ft than falling 5000 as you are likely to be concious when you hit the ground. If you're unconcious you won't be freaking out so your muscles won't be tensed and you will be far better equipped to deal with the ensuing impact.

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