Radio

Sundays 8pm to 11pm on Radio 2

New Episodes at CBC Music

New Episodes at CBC Music

Need more Strombo Show? Head over to our page on CBC Music for new episodes, playlists and video extras.

CBC Music Past Shows

 

 

Video of the Day
BASE Jumper Falls 1,000 Feet After Chute Fails… And Survives
May 21, 2013
submit to reddit

Now this is the definition of a very bad day for a daredevil. But luckily - and amazingly - Matthew Gough managed to not only survive the accident in the video above, but to escape with only minor injuries.

Just a warning: the video is graphic and pretty shocking. But it does have a happy ending.

Gough was planning to perform a BASE jump (essentially a jump off a tall object with a parachute to break your fall) when he leapt off this cliff in Lake Garda, Italy.

He's performed 180 jumps in the past without a hitch - but this time his parachute opened backwards and became twisted.

He floated briefly, and then fell down the cliff face at about 65 kilometres an hour, with his helmet camera filming the whole way.

Although he was taken off in a stretcher, he only sustained minor injuries to his knees and ankles.

And after this experience, will he be BASE jumping in future? In short: yes.

"I am still going to BASE jump but it has made me more aware of the risks, I wouldn't want this happening to me again and wouldn't wish it on anyone else," he told HuffPo UK.

Via Digg

Related:

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2400 Feet Down. No Parachute.

Flying With the Eagles. Literally.

Circus In The Sky: Paraglider Takes Performers To New Heights

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.