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Woman survives fall after both parachutes fail

Posted on Saturday, 17 August, 2019 | Comment icon 7 comments

This is why the rest of us don't go skydiving. Image Credit: YouTube / nrk / Anders Helstrup
A skydiver recently managed to cheat death after her parachutes failed to open during a skydive in Canada.
What might sound like the stuff of nightmares became chilling reality on Saturday after the 30-year-old, whose name has not been disclosed, experienced difficulties during her descent.

The woman had been participating in a jump at Quebec's Parachutisme Adrenaline skydiving facility near Montreal-Mirabel International Airport at around 6pm.

When she leapt from the plane, both her main and reserve chutes failed to open.

"We watched all the way to the end," said bystander Oceane Duplessis.

"We kept hoping something would happen. We were very worried. Very."

After plummeting 5,000ft the woman hit a patch of trees in a wooded area. Miraculously, despite the speed at which she had been falling, her injuries were not life-threatening.

She is now recovering in hospital and is doing well.

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Tags: Skydiving

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by third_eye on 17 August, 2019, 11:28
Its a Kree invasion...† ~
Comment icon #2 Posted by Still Waters on 17 August, 2019, 11:46
That must have been scary. It's good she survived.
Comment icon #3 Posted by pallidin on 17 August, 2019, 19:02
Comment icon #4 Posted by Scholar4Truth on 17 August, 2019, 19:13
Its good the trees broke her fall. Otherwise it would of been a disaster.
Comment icon #5 Posted by AllPossible on 17 August, 2019, 20:33
That would be horrifying. I skydived few years ago, went to an altitude of about 15,000 feet. The jump itself wasn't that scary. I would say the most terrifying part was when the instructor pulled the string & we floated for like 10 min while feet dangled above the earth. I couldn't look down, it was crazy
Comment icon #6 Posted by freetoroam on 17 August, 2019, 21:02
Jeeze, thankfully she survived, but she still going to be suffering physically and mentally for a while. Hope she recovers well and stays on terra firma.†
Comment icon #7 Posted by Jon the frog on 19 August, 2019, 2:08
Crossing fingers that's not one of my late coworker, she is a crazy frog skydiving chick.

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