October 15, 2012
More of a rush than he expected, I'll guess
BASE jumper Richard Henriksen was performing the stunt for a TV show on the NRK TV network in Norway.
Video footage of the accident shows Henriksen making his first rotation around the metal bar when it suddenly collapses.
The father-of-five then flies off the cliff head-first, and those watching can be heard letting out a huge gasp.
In an extremely lucky chain of events, Henriksen survived the 1200m fall. He narrowly missed falling against the rock face of the cliff and managed to open his parachute on the way down, NRK TV reports.
Posted by joke du jour at October 15, 2012 06:00 PM
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