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Skydiver plunges 2,600ft to his death when BOTH his parachutes failed to open

Shocking moment skydiver plunges 2,600ft to his death when BOTH his parachutes failed to open

  • WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT
  • Mikhail Prokhorov, 35, leaped from an Mi-8 helicopter before falling to ground
  • He was a paramedic in the Russian rescue service and this was his 35th jump
  • Russian Investigative Committee is deciding whether a criminal case is needed

This is the moment that a skydiver was filmed plunging more than 2,000 feet to his death when both of his parachutes failed to open.

Russian investigators are probing into how the experienced paramedic died on a routine training jump.

The distressing video footage shows how Mikhail Prokhorov, 35, leaped from an Mi-8 helicopter before falling to the ground from a height of 2,625ft.

Mr Prokhorov died on the spot as he hit the ground in a field after his main chute failed to open, according to reports.

He then tried to open the reserve parachute but its straps became tangled in the main one.

Consequently, his parachute lanyard ‘caught on his neck’, said several accounts.

Mikhail Prokhorov, 35, leaped from an Mi-8 helicopter on a routine training jump which he had performed 34 times previously in his career

He was a paramedic in the Russian rescue service and was experienced in jumping from such heights

He was a paramedic in the Russian rescue service and was experienced in jumping from such heights

He died on the spot as he hit the ground after his main chute failed to open and his reserve parachute then became tangled

He died on the spot as he hit the ground after his main chute failed to open and his reserve parachute then became tangled

A preliminary probe has been opened into Mr Prokhorov's death

A preliminary probe has been opened into Mr Prokhorov’s death

As a paramedic in the Russian rescue service in the Urals, this was his 35th jump.

His rescue team is based in Sverdlovsk region and deployed to aviation emergencies around Russia.

The Russian Investigative Committee has started a preliminary probe to decide if a full scale criminal case should be opened into his death.

Friend Stanislav Kiselev posted: ‘My good friend Mikhail Prokhorov died. 

‘He was a bright and kind man, always ready to always come to the rescue.

‘Performing his work, he had saved multiple lives.

‘Mikhail, you will forever remain in my heart.’ 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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