Yesterday we brought you a video of the aftermath of a BASE jumping accident involving Ammon McNeely (When BASE Jumping Goes Horribly Wrong | WARNING: VERY GRAPHIC). Today we have footage of the accident itself.
Here is how Ammon described that accident: “We were with one other jumper who was new, and I voted that Andy goes first, the two new guys go in the middle, and I go last. They had perfect exits, great openings with no wind. I jumped, probably took a tad longer delay than I should have, being it was a new exit with new brake lines, and immediately had a 180-degree opening. I struck the cliff with my left foot and continued rag dolling down the cliff where I finally came to rest on a sloping ledge. I knew I was banged up, but to my utter surprise my foot was flipped on its side looking very similar to a Nalgene bottle with just a sliver of skin keeping it on.”
Doctors were able to reattach the leg but it will be some time before Ammon will get back to the sport he loves.