Monday 21st August 2017,
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Skydiver Falls 8,000 Feet, Hits The Ground At 30 MPH – And Lives!

Skydiver Falls 8,000 Feet, Hits The Ground At 30 MPH – And Lives!

Craig Stapleton, 51, found himself spinning out of control and free-falling for three minutes before slamming into the ground at about 50km/h after his primary and secondary parachutes failed on Sunday, Fox News reports.

The 51-year-old suffered a dislocated shoulder and bruising but was otherwise unhurt.

Stapleton was reportedly attempting a stunt called “down plane flag” at the time, which involves controlled spinning during a skydiver’s descent.

But after jumping from the plane just after 1 pm, the experienced skydiver quickly realized his descent was going too fast and his parachute had tangled.

Miraculously, Stapleton landed in a vineyard and narrowly missed the iron poles that were wedged in the ground.

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