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Daredevil survives cliff edge stunt disaster

Posted on Saturday, 20 October, 2012 | Comment icon 29 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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Base jumper Richard Henriksen was caught on camera when a daredevil stunt went horribly wrong.

Henrikson's latest stunt involving the use of gymnastics equipment to swing out over the edge of a cliff before letting go was being filmed as part of a TV series in Norway. A high-bar was set up and he had started to swing on it when the apparatus broke and collapsed, sending him hurtling over the edge in mid-swing. The horrified camera crew could do nothing but look on in horror.

Fortunately for Henrikson his head missed the rock face as he flew past and he managed to open his parachute in time to make a safe landing. "When this happened, I thought, he is going to die," said presenter Arde Sende Osen. "It's the worst (event) I've experienced at work."

"Surgeon Richard Henriksen's penchant for performing gymnastics before BASE jumping from cliffs in western Norway made him the ideal candidate for Norwegian state broadcaster NRK's television show "Normal Madness"."

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Comment icon #20 Posted by DKO on 22 October, 2012, 6:07
Most stuntmen, daredevils and the like usually take calculated risks, so I don't feel they are taking a huge risk or doing something stupid, more of a scare factor thing. But like others have said, his rig is the most dodgy looking thing ever! What calculations were made here? Awesome outcome though.
Comment icon #21 Posted by ancient astronaut on 22 October, 2012, 15:21
I bet he had to clean his drawers when he got to the bottom.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Harlequin Dreamer on 22 October, 2012, 21:24
Hmmm thats weird the rig was built by basturds Inc which is owened by the Dodgy brothers.
Comment icon #23 Posted by Is it for real on 22 October, 2012, 22:04
Engineer? Far less knowledgable people could spot this disaster. All they needed was some steel tubing which would've probably cost less than the cables they used.
Comment icon #24 Posted by Cue on 23 October, 2012, 0:21
Whoa check out time at 12-14 seconds. Looks like a ufo flew in and out of the video
Comment icon #25 Posted by DKO on 23 October, 2012, 2:16
Are you talking about the helicopters shadow or the fly?
Comment icon #26 Posted by Cherry- on 23 October, 2012, 12:43
God. Why do people do these things? Seriously.. Why would anyone put themselves in danger knowing that there is a slight chance on having your life taken away from you in just a second.
Comment icon #27 Posted by coldethyl on 23 October, 2012, 15:58
Fame. Or stupidity. Mostly stupidity.
Comment icon #28 Posted by AlienDan on 24 October, 2012, 10:32
lol it was just a bug.

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