It's every parachuter's worst nightmare: you're in the middle of a great dive, it's time to open the chute and... the chute won't open.
That's exactly what happened to one Russian diver in a recently-released video. This man, diving from about 400 feet, releases the chute to no avail. As you can see in the video, the chute never fully extends. Fortunately for the diver, his fall was cushioned by the snow.
This looks like it hurt:
According to the Daily Mail, the man fractured his vertebrae, pelvis and legs, but was able to walk after three months.
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