VIDEO: Skydiving Adventure Takes a Terrifying Turn as Man Lands Atop Another’s Open Parachute

Published 08/07/2023, 12:38 PM EDT

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Have you ever wondered what it feels like to take a leap from the heavens, embracing the exhilarating rush of wind as you plummet towards the Earth? Well, skydiving can give you a similar kind of experience! But have you imagined what would happen if your parachute doesn’t open in time?

Now imagine an even more dangerous scenario where you fall on another person while skydiving. This is exactly what happened recently and we couldn’t believe our eyes!

A shocking encounter amidst the cloud, over the river


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In a heart-pounding moment captured on video, we see a fearless skydiver launches himself off a skydiving podium. But instead of flying in the air with his parachute, he finds himself hurtling toward another skydiver’s open parachute. As his parachute fails to deploy in time, he crashes onto the other skydiver’s canopy.

The impact is such that both skydivers plunge into the waiting water below. While the spectacle itself seems straight out of a Hollywood action scene, it was actually nothing short of miraculous.


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Thankfully, both skydivers emerged from the ordeal relatively unscathed. Reports following the incident confirmed that, remarkably, both men managed to escape without life-threatening injuries.

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Twitterverse is abuzz with reactions

The incident quickly rippled through the virtual world, leaving netizens awestruck, as they commented on the video. Let’s have a look at some of the best ones.

One user astutely noted, how an unexpected collision can sometimes serve as our unwitting lifeline.

Another commenter expressed concern, stating, “First guy has a chance to live as he slowed down somewhat. The second guy was still going extremely fast and got enveloped into a chute – which will probably make him drown.” But it turns out that both survived, as pointed out by another tweet.

Reflecting on the incident, one user offered sage advice to act before you think. Split-second decisions can often mean the difference between life and tragedy.

Among these serious tweets, one user humorously brought gravity into the equation.


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Skydiving has always been one of the most sought-after adventure sports where we seek freedom and thrill. However, there are always inherent risks associated with such an extreme sport, and we should be prepared for everything,


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Now that we’ve journeyed through the heart-stopping twist in the skydiving saga, what’s your take on this exhilarating event? Does it make you rethink the idea of skydiving, or does it fuel your desire to embrace the unknown? Share your thoughts and perspectives with us.


Written by:

Kumar Rohan


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Kumar Rohan is a writer at EssentiallySports who covers Sports Viral Moments. He is a sports journalist with a knack for writing. His sports expertise comes in handy when he breaks down events skilfully, in his own style.
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Priyadarshini Ajay