Skydiver Gerardo Flores lives to tell a scary tale of his descent as the skydiver recently survived a 13,000-foot fall and miraculously survives the plummet.
According to the Inquisitr, Gerardo Flores is lucky to be alive as the skydiver, who has completed 29 successful jumps, was 30 seconds into his free fall when his parachute unexpectedly opened. The whole incident was captured on Flores GoPro camera as the experienced skydiver said that he was about 13,000 above the ground when parachute malfunctioned.
Flores said to reporters about the incident,
“It just exploded … It just it yanked me to the side. Something went wrong … One hundred things go through your mind. You are never suppose to open above 6,000 feet. The FAA said you are the luckiest man I ever met.”
While Flores did not land gracefully and sustained serious injuries such as broken ribs and a lacerated tongue, Flores is lucky to have survived the 13,000ft drop after he passed out when his parachute failed. The skydiver survived the fall unconsciously as he was knocked unconscious after making impact and didn’t wake up until two weeks later.
When the FAA investigated the incident, they and found that a “critical” Velcro closure was “completely worn” on Flores’ gear while also noting that the skydivers rigging had knots in it and that some of the suspension lines were broken causing his parachute numerous problems and its overall malfunction.
Check out the video below and see Gerardo Flores 13,000ft descent to the ground.
Video provided by Youtube Channel CBSNews51