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You'll have to remove your stomach from your mouth after watching this failed BASE jump

You'll have to remove your stomach from your mouth after watching this failed BASE jump

People say that when you’re afraid of heights, what you really mean is that you are afraid of falling and in turn death, more so than the physical height. I can’t agree more. I’m not a bird and I feel my place is on the ground. I was recently in Paris and we decided not to climb The Eiffel Tower because of the queues. I’m glad that’s the official reason because my personal reason was a stomach churning, palm sweating, dizzy fear of heights. I once nearly threw up at just the sight of the crane being used in a charity bungee jump event. I don’t know why I decided to watch this video.

The video below shows Thayer Healey’s failed attempt at a BASE jump from a spot named “Wall Street.” His parachute malfunctioned and he slid down the face of the cliff at great speed before landing in a crumpled heap at the bottom. I’m sure most people will be fine but my stomach would be churning watching a stranger jump from a cliff under normal circumstances, never mind a failed attempt!

Healey stayed one day in hospital and was discharged with a compression fracture of his T12 vertebrae, stitches to his eye and chin, as well as multiple severe sprains and bruises. I’m guessing some of that bruising was to his crotch. Just… just watch the video to see why.

Kieran McNairn

Kieran is a freelance writer and psychology graduate from Scotland who wishes BoDog Fights still put on outdoor MMA events in Costa Rica.

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+5 # kylefog93 2013-12-09 13:38
Damnnnn, extreme credit card swipe.
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+3 # rippie74 2013-12-09 13:54
This is why extreme sports are dumb
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+7 # Capt Obvious 2013-12-09 14:03
Super-cool music. I'm glad they use it in every extreme sports video now.
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+8 # Puck 2013-12-09 14:09
Why do I have the feeling his DNA is now out of the Gene pool?

The ONE fucking random ass horizontal rock spike catches him straight in the junk.
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+1 # AuntieRazor 2013-12-09 14:28
So did he cum, or what?
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+9 # Bone Saw 2013-12-09 14:51
ON THIS WEEK'S EPISODE OF "OW MY BALLS"
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+2 # Danny Rand 2013-12-09 15:31
"Sail"?! More like FAIL.

http://instantrimshot.com/
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-2 # Captain Obvious 2013-12-09 19:55
Lol, if we were meant to fly, we would have wings..or a plane.
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+2 # pterodactylb 2013-12-09 21:27
i love to skydive, but dont see the appeal of BASE. falling is the fun part,not the close to the ground part. but i guess theres some thrill in the shortest freefall possible. i just think its like being the shortest midget.
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+1 # I_Fucked_Your_Dad 2013-12-09 22:18
THAT ROCL WAS PROBABLY MILLIONS YEARS OLD AND THIS JACKASS RACKS HIS NUTS ON IT!!!

LMAO
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0 # pride_power 2013-12-10 05:35
my chin hurts...from hitting the desk
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0 # MewTwo 2013-12-11 00:00
perfect case of "what can go wrong will go wrong". what were the odds he would crash nut s first on the one protruding section of the cliff wall. damn...
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0 # Hugh G. Reckshun 2013-12-15 08:03
He's lucky that rock gave way right away. If he got stuck there for a bit and then it gave away, his chute wouldn't have had time to even partially deploy in order to slow him down much before he hit the ground. Imagine the stress of sitting on that little rock and thinking "Holy crap! If this gives way I'm dead."
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