All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Skydiving’

Skydiver Dies While Attempting World Record

A Berlin-native skydiver was killed Thursday morning in Eloy, Ariz., while attempting to break a world record with 222 fellow skydiving partners. Diana Paris, 46, fell to her death during a free-fall formation with the World Team group-an organization consisting of skydivers from 28 countries. Paris, which previously accomplished 1,500 successful jumps, reportedly died due to malfunctions with her parachute. …

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Amber Bellows: Newlywed BASE Jumper Dies in Parachute Accident

A Utah woman fell to her death Saturday while BASE jumping with her newlywed husband at Zion National Park. Amber Marie Bellows, 28, and 29-year-old Clayton Butler decided to take a leap off of a region located on Mount Kinesava, which dropped nearly 2,000 feet. The plateau itself is roughly 3,000 feet high surrounded by cliffs. Butler says that they …

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Skydivers Collision Kills Two Men

As if Skydiving doesn’t seem dangerous enough, add a group of over 200 people in the air at one time. Two experienced jumpers collided on Tuesday in mid-air around 200 feet above ground with their parachutes open. Their parachutes collapsed and then they plummeted to the ground. One died on scene, the other was taken to the hospital and pronounced …

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Skydiver Planes Collide; Everyone Jumps to Safety

It was supposed to be an exciting weekend until everything went terrifyingly wrong in a split second for two planes, each full of excited skydivers. CNN reports that those two planes endured a mid-air collision, but everyone on both planes safely landed on the ground. Miraculously, only two passengers were injured in the crash! The crash took place last weekend …

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Watch 138 People Break The World Skydiving Record

Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, and Gabby Douglas aren’t the only people setting records through amazing physical achievements. In an effort that took over three days, nearly a gross of skydivers took to the skies over Ottawa, Illinois to break the world record in vertical skydiving. 138 divers, to be exact. The previous record was 108, and people traveled from all …

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80 Year-Old Woman Falls Out of Tandem Harness While Skydiving

Skydiving has always seemed like a silly way to achieve an adrenaline rush. There’s just too much that could go wrong between the jump and the ground, and that’s not a risk I’m willing to take at this point in my life. And while I have nothing but the utmost respect for those who do this sort of thing on …

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Man Skydives Without a Parachute

You’ve probably seen videos of people skydiving or base jumping using a wingsuit. This allows extreme sports enthusiasts to gain some lift while in free fall, allowing them to fly past obstacles at terminal velocity. It’s amazing to watch. Typically these free-fallers deploy a parachute at the end of their flight. While the wingsuit slows one’s rate of free fall, …

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Sky Diving Accident Caught on Camera (video)

A first time jumper and her instructor were involved in a freak skydiving accident when an updraft shot them 40 feet in the air as they approached landing. The unidentified woman in Collegeville, PA and her instructor at Keystone Skydive Center, Chad Galbraith, were doing a routine tandem skydive, and everything went smoothly. Until they were about thirty feet off …

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