Friday Freakout: WTF… Skydiver’s Body Wrapped In Messy Premature Parachute Opening

Posted by Andrew R.

WHOA! You know $h*t has hit the fan when you’re flying head down with your buddy and the next thing you know, you’re holding your d-bag in your hands. The situation escalates quickly and turns into a body wrap full of lines, risers, bridle, and whatever else could work its way into this clustered mess. Luckily this skydiver managed to clear his entangled body before getting his reserve out. Phew!

This would be a difficult and strange scenario for anyone to deal with in the moment.

Aside from the obvious “gear checks” advice to avoid premature openings in the first place, what would you do in that moment? What would you have done differently?