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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.

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Jeb Corliss, 34, professional BASE jumper, skydiver, and wingsuit flyer, does his terrifying thing.

In 2006, he was arrested and banned from ever setting foot in the Empire State building after unsuccessfully attempting to exit from the observation deck.

He was probably surprised at all the fuss.

More insanity here.