Man survives 1 000m fall

By | August 23, 2006

Man survives 1 000m fall

A man from Bloemfontein survived a 1?000m fall by landing in a ploughed field after his parachute failed to open properly while he was executing his first jump. Shocked family and friends stood watching at Tempe airport in Bloemfontein as Benno Jacobs, 35, struggled to disentangle the ropes of his parachute while hurtling through the air at a dizzying speed. “As it was my first jump, I thought it was only a bad jump, and not a fall,” said the father of two. Jacobs didn’t even break a bone or tear a ligament. He suffered a few bruises, a bruised lung, a swollen lip and an aching body. – news24

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