BASE Jump Goes Horribly Wrong

BASE jumping is one of those activities that everyone knows is inherently dangerous, yet at the same time it also looks amazingly tranquil. That is until something goes wrong, like in the video here. In this case, the BASE jumper strikes a rock outcropping on the way down, causing multiple injuries including stitches to the eye and chin, a sprained back, wrist and hand, and a compression fracture to the T12 vertebrae. Amazingly he survived. We wish him a speedy recovery. —Kraig Becker

Cliff Strike 11/24/2013

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Managing Editor Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in Denver, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.