Saturday 24 February 2018

Video: Dramatic moment a Base jump goes horribly wrong

Mark McConville

Mark McConville

THIS video shows the moment Austrian Base jumper, Maria Steinmayr, leapt from the top of a building - but her chute failed to open properly.

Steinmayr, who was participating in the BASE Jump Extreme World Championship in Benidorm, Spain - is seen slamming into the building luckily escaping fatal injury.


Her dramatic fall came to a stop when the parachute caught onto a ledge on the 10th floor balcony of the building.


Luckily for Steinmayr, neighbours heard her banging on the doors and came to her rescue by sending for help.


She fortunately escaped with a broken nose and a few scrapes after the death defying fall.

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