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KlorSq

is he a live ?


mortysec

Yes, his parachute opened a split second before impact. However, he got paralyzed. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6703785/Horrifying-moment-base-jumper-plunges-180ft-nearly-DIES.html


lightweight65

Didn't say he was paralyzed


mortysec

The title says "he breaks his spine". If you break your spine, don't you get paralyzed? If not take it back what I said


lightweight65

It said he broke thoracic vertebrae. Vertebrae are the bones and not the spinal cord. You can absolutely break the bone only (cervical, thoracic or lumbar...aka neck, upper back, lower back). In fact, I see it daily at work. It is also possible to injure the many ligaments surrounding the vertebrae without damaging the bones or spinal cord. Vertebrae protect the cord and allow for muscle/tendon/ligament attachment. Vertebral injuries are classified as unstable or stable. Unstable means there's a chance the damaged bone, or any particular movement, can damage the spinal cord.


DeanDarnSonny

Dumb question: would the jumper be in pain like this initially if paralyzed?


lightweight65

It's certainly possible. The nerves carrying pain are in different areas of the spinal cord. Injuries like this would rarely transect the cord. I honestly have no real idea if during the initial injury (assuming a complete transection), if there wouldn't be a short period of pain from the initial nerve impulses/inflammation. But also, he would have other injuries above the cord injury that would feel pain


mortysec

Wow, thanks for the info. Good to know 😊


BicarbonateOfSofa

Not always. I have had several broken vertebrae in the past. While they did cause some serious mobility issues, I was not paralyzed.


Interesting-Toe-3745

Haha, it is not an automatic paralysis


lildickgirl801

What a dumb sport. Risking your life, Jumping off for about 10 seconds of air time. A plane makes far more sense.


ssean9610

a plane is far more expensive


lildickgirl801

Understandable and I thought of that, but if your putting your life on the line what's money?


Taylors4head

Funerals expensive. When I’m dead just throw me in the trash


skitz_shit

Naw do something fun with my body to scare the shit out of people, like hang me by my ankles from a light pole or something


Dissident88

I mean the parachute did open, looks like he just jumped from a very low altitude. That spot looks more like a hang glider jump.


chu42

That's what BASE jumping is


flx92

Not sure why you got down voted. [BASE jumping is a thing. ](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/BASE_jumping) and it is scary.


ElectricalYard8404

Bad Advice lamp says to do it again but get a better running start and have a steeper fall


Nardorian1

Yea it did.


pobrien2021

He knew something was wrong with his rig as soon as he threw the pilot chute. I would guess there was something wrong with the way it was packed.


YANDERE_DALEK

Damn, they didn't hit the superhero landing... (But seriously, I hope they are ok though)


flamedarkfire

“See you later guys.” Narrator: he would not, in fact, see them later.