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Shocking Vid: Base Jumper Crashes in Wingsuit During Mtn. Jump...And Survives!

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"lucky to be alive"

Jeb Corliss does things you and I only dream of (and some have nightmares about). For example, he jumps off mountains wearing only a wingsuit, and then glides through the air like a bird. But sometimes, gliding turns to falling, like it did in Cape Town, South Africa, while shooting a special for HBO.

Corliss and a cameraman both jumped off table mountain in an effort to catch his "flight." But things soon went horribly wrong. The Telegraph explains:

Jeb Corliss, 35, was being filmed by US network HBO and was performing his second jump from the Cape Town landmark when the accident happened at 10am on Monday.

A spokesman for Table Mountain, Merle Collins, said Mr Corliss was "lucky to be alive" after he fell more than 200 feet from the 3,500 foot mountain before landing on a sloped side known as Africa Face.

"He managed to release his emergency chute and we believe he would have died without it," she said.

He was recovered from close to the base of the mountain by air ambulance and taken to a private hospital in the city where he was admitted to intensive care.

And the whole thing was caught on video:

[Content warning for graphic language]

(H/T: Business Insider)

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