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Base jumping catastrophe

May 26, 2017 / Lauterbrunnen, Bern, Switzerland

I started B.A.S.E. jumping 1 year ago. This was jump number 56. After the opening, I realized that some lines built a tension knot. I was not able to clear it, so the canopy started spinning and the vertical speed increased. Then I hit a tree, which probably saved my life. Unfortunately, the tree didn´t catch the canopy and I started falling again without being slowed down. I impacted on soft ground right next to rocks which probably had killed me if I had hit them.

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