Wingsuit flyer Jeb Corliss recently came to grief, breaking both legs during a squirrel jump off Table Mountain in South Africa. He’s OK, (in fact, better than OK as HBO are currently making a documentary about the whole thing) but this multiple-angle footage of the accident is terrifying.
He recently wrote on his Facebook wall:
I was going for a black balloon that was basically laying on the rocks and was going to try and kick it with my foot. In order to do this I had to fly low and flat between boulders. My left foot clipped a boulder that dragged me into a flat ledge that I took at the waist at full speed. If I had not clipped that boulder I might have made it, I might have still impacted. It’s very hard to tell from the footage. Everything happens very fast. But when you go for a flight where inches are the difference between making it and not making it well impact is very possible. I knew this and took the risk and paid the price for pushing way to hard. I take full responsibility for my actions and am just happy I still have legs to do rehab on.