Friday Freakout: Skydiver Survives Paralyzing Collision

Posted by Andrew R.

Stupid DOES hurt (a little too much in this case). Videographer Tim gets too close to “Origami Flying Mofo” and a nasty canopy wrap ensues. Origami Mofo cuts away, but Tim’s not done yet — his lines entangle the reserve, which turns into a blue ball of nylon. Tim impacts a cornfield, breaking his pelvis, back and neck which causes instant paralysis. Spinal shock sets in and rescue breathing is performed as he loses consciousness. Paramedics airlift him to the hospital where he wakes days later after surgery and begins life as a quadriplegic. You can watch a post-accident interview with Tim here.