BASE Jump Fail: Jumpers Break Their Backs In 500ft Fall

BASE Jump Fail: Jumpers Break Their Backs In 500ft Fall

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BASE Jump Fail: Jumpers Break Their Backs In 500ft Fall

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TWO base-jumpers who broke their backs after a horrific 500ft fall have made a remarkable recovery – and started JUMPING again. Austin Carey, 23, and Jay Rawe, 25, plummeted onto a riverbank when their parachutes tangled at the Perrine Bridge, Idaho. They had been attempting a risky ‘totem pole waterfall’ manoeuvre when Jay lost his balance and pulled out his friend’s parachute and landed inside of it. Stunned spectators – who recorded the near-fatal fall – could only gasp in horror as they spiralled onto the beach below. Both suffered multiple injuries including fractures to the spine – and Austin was told he might not walk again. But after almost a year of intensive recovery, both men have returned to the sport they love. And last month – almost a year to the day – Austin retraced his steps by successfully base jumping again from the Perrine Bridge.

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