Though I’ve done some cliff diving during family vacations to lakes, I’d never consider base jumping.
In addition to my slight fear of heights, the possibility of something going wrong is just way too high for me. For some, however, the thrill of falling is more than worth the risk of accidental death.
When Thayer Healey decided to do some base jumping just outside of Moab, Utah, he came very close to losing his life. After he jumped off of the edge of a cliff, his parachute opened and spun him into the rocky wall. The GoPro camera on his helmet captured the entire terrifying experience.
This is so painful to watch…and it gets even worse at full speed.
Amazingly, he survived, but he was left with a fractured vertebrate, a sprained back, and stitches in his eye and chin. Share this if you think he’s lucky to be alive!