FALLS PEOPLE ASTONISHINGLY SURVIVED
Added on: 25th Jun 2015
MICHAEL HOLMES SURVIVED A 15,000 FEET DROP
Hailed as the youngest man to have ever received a skydiving
instructor certification, Michael Holmes saw his young career almost
come to an end when on December 2006 he found himself falling
to earth at about 100 mph. Due to faulty ropes, Holmes’ parachutes
failed to deploy while on a routine jump, sending him spiralling out
of control towards certain death. However, thanks to a blackberry bush,
Holmes was able to survive the fall with only a punctured lung and a
shattered ankle. This horrifying experience was all captured on camera.
SHAYNA RICHARDSON (AND CHILD) SURVIVED A
PLUNGE TO EARTH AT 50 MPH
What was supposed to be an exhilarating first time skydiving
experience quickly turned into a terrifying plunge towards certain death.
Fitted for her first solo jump, Shayna Richardson raced towards earth
at 50 mph from a height of about 10,000 feet after both her main and
reserve parachutes failed to deploy. She slammed into the asphalt
face-first, shattering her skull and pelvis. Miraculously, she survived.
Even more miraculously, the baby she carried (which she found out
about at the hospital) survived as well.
FRANE SELAK 'THE WORLD'S LUCKIEST/UNLUCKIEST
MAN ALIVE" SURVIVES SEVEN BRUSHES WITH DEATH
Frane Selak, a Croatian music teacher, has literally escaped the jaws
of death seven times earning him the title “World’s luckiest
unluckiest man”. It all began on January 1962 when the train he was
on flipped off the tracks. He survived while 17 passengers died.
Next year, he was sucked out of a malfunctioning plane door and
landed in a haystack; the plane crashed killing 19 people. In 1966, a
bus Selak was on skidded off the road and into a river where four
passengers drowned. 1970 and 1973 his car caught on fire;
1995 he was struck by a bus and in 1996 he drove into a gorge.
JOSH HANSON SURVIVED A 160 FEET FALL
2007 is a year Josh Hanson will probably never forget. While attending
a dart-throwing convention at a Minneapolis hotel, Josh Hanson
fell out of a window; plummeting 160 feet and slamming into the
ledge of the first floor. It all started when heavily intoxicated Hanson
decided to sprint down the halls of the Hyatt Regency hotel.
Subsequently, Hanson tripped and threw himself out a double pane
window. Hanson sustained a broken leg, two collapsed lungs and a
few bruises but lived to play darts again.
CHRIS SAGGERS FELL FROM THE 22ND FLOOR
AND STOOD UP TO TELL THE TALE
Talking about windows, window washer Chris Saggers was working on
the 22nd floor of the Salford Tower Blocks in Britain when he fell off of
his scaffold, plunging down 220 feet, and landing on top of a car.
Miraculously, after the fall, he simply stood up and told the on lookers
“I’m fine”. A medical exam revealed that Saggers’ only injury was
a broken elbow.
ALCIDES MORENO BARELY BUT MIRACULOUSLY
SURVIVES A 500 FEET FALL
Similar to Chris; Alcides Moreno was washing windows when a
malfunction on the platform sent him and his brother Edgar
down 47 stories. Sadly, Edgar died. However, Alcides Moreno somehow
survived the fall. He has gone through extensive medical treatments,
nevertheless he is alive and well.
LAREECE BUTLER'S PRAYERS WERE HEARD
Similar to most of the skydiving accidents on this list, Lareece Butler
was on a routine skydiving jump when her parachutes failed to deploy.
However, in a situation where most people would find it hard to think
of anything, Butler recalls thinking ‘God save me please’ and
apparently, it worked. After suffering the impact from the 3,000 feet fall,
Ms. Butler was left with a broken leg and a concussion, nevertheless
she survived to tell her tale.
IVAN CHISOV SURVIVED A FALL OF 21,980 FEET
AFTER PASSING OUT.
In an attempt to evade German air fighters, Lieutenant Ivan Chisov
purposely jumped from his damaged Ilyushin Il-4 bomber at an
altitude of about 22,000 feet with a closed parachute. His plan was to
open the parachute after he was out of sight from the German air fighters.
However, on his way down, he lost consciousness and was unable to
pull the rip cord. Miraculously, Chisov survived the fall by hitting the edge
of a snowy ravine (at estimated speed of 120 to 150 mph). He suffered
spinal injuries and a broken pelvis, but was otherwise intact.