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Skydiver survives 6000ft plunge

By T.K. Randall
May 19, 2009 · Comment icon 15 comments



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A skydiver undertaking a jump over Russia survived a 6,000ft plummet to the ground without a parachute after a signal from another skydiver came two seconds too late. Landing on rocks he suffered a broken back and rib.
A skydiver from Staffordshire has survived a 6,000ft free fall in Russia without his parachute. James Boole, from Tamworth, said he was supposed to have been given a signal by another skydiver to open the parachute, but it came two seconds too late. "


Source: BBC News | Comments (15)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #6 Posted by Still Waters 14 years ago
If that had been me, I'd have had a heart attack on the way down.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Shuriken 14 years ago
Ha! I bet he couldn't do that again! well, this guy did and even survived the second jump... http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_3275215.html
Comment icon #8 Posted by thefinalfrontier 14 years ago
If that had been me, I'd have had a heart attack on the way down. That makes two of us SW, DOA to the ground,
Comment icon #9 Posted by www375 14 years ago
Funny..........I saw on Mythbusters where a Russian stewardess survived a fall from an aircraft. What are with the Russians lately?
Comment icon #10 Posted by AGoodWriter 14 years ago
That makes two of us SW, DOA to the ground, What is DOA?
Comment icon #11 Posted by Mars Bonfire 14 years ago
These men gave themselves a two second cushion of safety whether to pull the ripcord and be safe or splat and bite the dust? After hospital it may be time for the shrink.
Comment icon #12 Posted by schizoidwoman 14 years ago
Funny..........I saw on Mythbusters where a Russian stewardess survived a fall from an aircraft. What are with the Russians lately? You're thinking of Vesna Vulovi?, who allegedly fell 33,000 feet after a bomb went off in the plane she was travelling in. I say allegedly because I didn't know until reading that link that there are now conspiracy theories surrounding the story and the height the plane was at when it exploded!
Comment icon #13 Posted by psyche101 14 years ago
Funny..........I saw on Mythbusters where a Russian stewardess survived a fall from an aircraft. What are with the Russians lately? Did you see that one where buster rode the inflatable emergency ramp down to the ground? This fellow needs no lottery ticket, he has used up his portion of luck!
Comment icon #14 Posted by behaviour??? 14 years ago
With this luck he can win a 3 million lottery!!!! Thanks B???
Comment icon #15 Posted by Bear's Quest 14 years ago
Wow, lucky for him there was enough snow on the ground. DOA = Dead On Arrival


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