Base Jumper Barely Survives Fall When Horizontal Bar Breaks [Video]
Base jumpers are used to cheating death. The base jumper in this video cheated death in a big way when the horizontal bar he was using as part of a stunt broke. The gymnastics apparatus was set up on the side of the cliff. The idea was for the jumper to do a somersault from the bar off the edge of the cliff.
The base jumper, a surgeon by trade, said watching the video of his near death experience was enough to change his mind about base jumping again.