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BASE Jumper Survives 394-Foot Fall

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https://youtube.com/watch?v=hhwhkwE1nws

Not long after launching himself off a 394-foot-tall power pylon near Konakova, Russia, a young BASE jumper's parachute failed to open properly. He fell at a speed of 105 miles per hour, according to the text below the YouTube clip, and crashed into a pile of snow.

He fractured his vertebrate, pelvis, and legs. Three months later he was able to walk again, according to this report from The Daily Mail.

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