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Base-jumper’s near-fatal 250 ft plunge in Arizona

  • Landon Dirnberger, 39, smashed into side of Camelback Mountain in Phoenix
  • Rather than help him glide to the ground, his parachute dragged him into rocks
  • The daredevil, from Casa Grande, Arizona was left with two broken ankles
  • People came to his rescue when he hit the ground, also fracturing his hip 

This is the moment a base jumper broke his ankles in a parachute accident while hurling himself off a mountain.

Landon Dirnberger, 39, lies injured in hospital after jumping off Camelback Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona, having climbed 250 feet.

The daredevil fractures his hip after being dragged face-first into the rocks when his parachute opened the wrong way.

The base jumper’s friend wishes him luck before he leaps off the mountain only for his parachute to open the wrong way

‘When the parachute opened, it opened 180 degrees,’ he said.

‘So instead of flying away from the cliff, I was flying towards the cliff and didn’t have time to turn right or left.’

Rather than guide him through air, the parachute spins the base jumper round and smashes him into the rocks

Rather than guide him through air, the parachute spins the base jumper round and smashes him into the rocks

The moment his body slams against the rocks was captured on the jumper’s helmet camera.

He can be heard shouting ‘oh s***’ and continues to scream in panic while thudding against the mountain as he falls to the ground.

He smashes into the mountain twice before landing, breaking both ankles and fracturing his hip in the accident

He smashes into the mountain twice before landing, breaking both ankles and fracturing his hip in the accident

People rushed to the daredevil's aid as he lay on the ground after falling 250 feet through the air

People rushed to the daredevil’s aid as he lay on the ground after falling 250 feet through the air

When he lands, people rush to help, removing his helmet as a woman tells him not to move, saying: ‘You just kinda hang out here.’ 

The battered and bruised base jumper from Casa Grande was taken to hospital after the near-fatal mishap on Tuesday last week.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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