WATCH: GoPro Survives 3,000-Meter Fall

Camera records epic descent

Apr 7, 2015
Outside Magazine
WATCH: GoPro Survives 3,000-Meter Fall

YouTube user Kristoffer Örstadius's father found a GoPro in a forest with its memory card intact, showing its last moments with a group of skydivers.    Kristoffer Örstadius/YouTube

A man has uploaded a YouTube video of a GoPro falling 3,000 meters to the ground and remaining intact. Since it was uploaded, the video has garnered more than a million views.

The man, whose username is Kristoffer Örstadius, says his father found the camera in the forest outside Kristianstad, Sweden. It appears to have fallen off a skydiver. The last video recorded on the memory card shows the camera plummeting to the ground and spinning like a kaleidoscope.

The son says he found the skydiver on April 4: “a parachutist in Everod in Skane.”

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