Well this is enough to scare you never to go BASE jumping. 25-year-old extreme athlete Matthew Gough attempted to jump off a 1,000-foot cliff in Lake Garda, Italy. His parachute malfunctioned and he's very, very lucky to be alive. Via Gawker:
"I was trying to think about what to do, but all I could think about was trying to stay alive, I knew the final impact was coming soon and I knew if I hit the floor at the speed I was travelling, I was in a whole lot of trouble," Gough said later. "I managed to hang off one side of the [canopy] and get away from the cliff but couldn't control it still, I didn't know if I was going to hit the floor or go into the lake."
The video is tough to watch.