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Paraplegic athlete Rohan Sims is the first in Australia to bungee jump off a roof at SkyPark, Cairns

Brave wheelchair-bound athlete plunges off a 50-metre high ROOF in his chair in nationwide bungee first: ‘I’m in tears, you’re so brave’

  • An Australian athlete has down a 50m bungee jump off a roof in his wheelchair 
  • Paraplegic athlete Rohan Sills’ daring plunge was the first of its kind in Australia 
  • A slanted roof was created at the top of SkyPark’s bungee tower in Cairns 
  • Rohan did his first jump at the park last year but wanted to take it further
  • He was told he wouldn’t walk again after a workplace accident in 2019 
  • Rohan can’t jump without his chair as it would stretch the metal pins in his spine 

A paralysed Australian athlete has been the first in the country to do a 50-metre-high bungee jump in his wheelchair off a roof. 

Rohan Sills broke the nationwide record at Sky Park in Cairns by adventure sports company AJ Hackett where a slanted roof was set up atop Australia’s only bungee tower.

Videos of Rohan’s nail-biting plunge were posted to Instagram showing the brave athlete roll down the ramp, off the edge, falling metres towards the park below. 

 

Rohan Sills broke a nationwide record at Sky Park in Cairns by jumping off the roof of their 50-metre-high bungee tower in his wheelchair

Videos of Rohan's nail-biting plunge were posted to Instagram showing the brave athlete roll down the ramp, off the edge, falling metres towards the park below

No stranger to extreme sports, Rohan did his first jump at the park last year but wanted to take it to further heights and arranged the sky-high roof jump in an Australian first

Videos of Rohan’s nail-biting plunge were posted to Instagram showing the brave athlete roll down the ramp, off the edge, falling metres towards the park below

‘Alright he’s back, number two mate – bit of a difference this time, up on the rooftop,’ the instructor can he heard saying in a clip before wishing him luck and counting him down to jump. 

No stranger to extreme sports, Rohan did his first jump at the park last year but wanted to take it to further heights and arranged the sky-high roof jump in an Australian first. 

In a video posted to his Instagram, the fearless daredevil called the terrifying jump ‘epic’ at the bottom.

The clip racked up tens of thousands of views and hundreds of comments impressed with Rohan’s bold feat. 

The former carpenter was told he would never walk again following a workplace accident where he fell three metres down a stairwell void on a construction site in 2019

The former carpenter was told he would never walk again following a workplace accident where he fell three metres down a stairwell void on a construction site in 2019

Rohan explained to one fan on social media, he would not attempt the jump without his wheelchair due to the risk of stretching out the metal pins in his back

Rohan explained to one fan on social media, he would not attempt the jump without his wheelchair due to the risk of stretching out the metal pins in his back

‘Man you are the real hero because you are chasing your own dreams,’ one fan said while another commented: ‘This is superrrrr inspiring! What a lovely spirit!’

The aspiring Olympian explained to one fan on social media, he would not attempt the jump without his wheelchair due to the risk of stretching out the metal pins in his back. 

The former carpenter was told he would never walk again following a workplace accident where he fell three metres down a stairwell void on a construction site in 2019. 

A keen sportsman, Rohan is trying to reach his dream of representing Australian in the Paralympics. 

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