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Parachutist almost died after jumping

May 22 2009
12:39

British paratrooper James Bull was born in a shirt. He survived after falling from a height of 1800 meters. Extremals created several years ago, his own agency Air 2 Air, who made a film about parachuting. At the filming took place in Russia next story about the jumps and the tragedy occurred.

James with a partner, jumped from a helicopter at an altitude of 1800 meters. Already above the ground running with camera Bull had to open the parachute at a signal counterparts. However, a gust of wind drifted them on the hillside, and team-mate Briton to signal did not have time. James at the speed of almost 160 miles per hour slammed into the ground. He was saved by the fact that the slope was steep and covered with a thick layer of snow. Buhl broke his spine, ribs, teeth knocked out, got a bruised lung, but still alive.

- It felt as if I was hit by a truck - and then told reporters James. - I screamed in pain, spitting blood and was about to tell anyone his last will. Thank God, the injury proved fatal. Now I feel myself the happiest man in the world, reports Uralweb.

Paratrooper was taken to Moscow, where transferred to their homeland. He is now recovering at home. In Britain Bull is very popular. His films and stories are regularly used channels.

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