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BASE Jumper Suffers Gruesome Injury, Calming Describes Situation ‘127 Hours’ Style

By / 11.01.13

Ammon McNeely, a veteran jumper, had a serious mishap during a recent leap in Moab that left his leg in severe disrepair.

Listening to him calmly describe what happened and the nature of his injury is pretty surreal. I can assure you that I would not be as calm if my leg were dangling by a thread.

As you may suspect, the video is not for the weak-stomached.

McNeely later posted this on Facebook, hopefully while enjoying the best pain medication Obamacare can afford.

“I jumped, probably took a tad longer delay than I should have, being it was a new exit with new brake lines and immediately had a 180 degree opening. I struck the cliff with my left foot and continued rag dolling down the cliff where I finally came to rest on a sloping ledge. I knew I was banged up but to my utter surprise my foot was flipped on its side looking very similar to a nalgene bottle with just a sliver of skin keeping it on.”

[H/T: The Big Lead]


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