Action cameras like the GoPro Hero 3+ have captured some crazy things over the years, from birds and other animals trying to steal them to amazing sports tricks. But in all that time, I have not seen anything quite like this. I am extremely scared of heights, so base-jumping is not anything that I would ever do… and after watching this I can say for sure that it is something that I will never be doing.
As you can see, minus the fun music, this must have been a terrifying experience. I am honestly squirming in my seat watching it, I will probably have nightmares about falling like this tonight – no joke.
The fall captured in this video resulted in several serious injuries as documented here in the video description:
Compression Fracture of the T12 Vertebra, 5 stitches to the eye, 6 stitches to the chin, severely sprained Back, wrist and hand. multiple bruised areas.
What a world we live in huh? 10 or twenty years ago a fall like this could only have been captured with expensive cameras or by some guy with a small video recorder on the ground. Now we get to see this guy fall, lucky to still be breathing, from not one or two but THREE different angles.
I am curious how many of you out there squirm watching this like I just did. How many of you out there are base-jumpers? Share your thoughts in a comment below!
[via DIY Photography]