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Man Captures 1000-foot Fall with GoPro Helmet Cam

Extreme sports are so-called for a reason. They're not exactly the safest of activities. Still, the vast majority of people partaking in these kinds of pastimes understand the risk and proceed for the rush, or the experience of doing something not everyone will get to experience. Of course, the advent of helmet cams like the GoPro make it possible for the more cautious among us to share in that experience without the risk. Unfortunately, they also capture the other side of extreme sports. The scarier side.

SWNS TV posted the video below to YouTube just yesterday. It shows 25-year-old Matthew Gough jumping off a cliff only to have his parachute fail. Gough, who was apparently traveling around the world taking part in extreme sports, fell 1,000 feet after his parachute got twisted. His helmet cam captured the whole thing and he, rather remarkably, walked away with only minor injuries. Check the video for yourself:

  • house70
    Kinda stupid.
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  • flamethrower205
    Wow, that must be the worst feeling when you realize things have failed. Glad he's alright!
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  • gekko668
    I'm glad he's ok but I hate to see his hospital bill.
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  • santeana
    Woulda been cooler if he captured it with google glass. lol Glad he's ok though
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  • nevilence
    Suppose you couldnt be suprised, very lucky man though
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  • antilycus
    and here in the U.S., even with Health Insurance, he would have to file bankruptcy and his life would be over because you can't break a nail without it costing you everything you own, by going to a hospital.
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  • Giacomo Tognoni
    the accident happened in Italy - I would be surprised if for this kind of emergency treatment he'd get any bill at all. Anyway, I also find it interesting that his very concerned friend kept filming everything including his arrival on the scene. Weird.
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  • baracubra
    ^^ They were all wearing helmet cams so it's not exactly surprising that he recorded himself rushing to the scene... But damn, that looked terrifying! Especially that stupid white rack he landed on
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  • igot1forya
    "...and a good time was had by all!" :)
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  • baracubra
    ^^ They were all wearing helmet cams so it's not exactly surprising that he recorded himself rushing to the scene... But damn, that looked terrifying! Especially that stupid white rack he landed on
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