Video: Skydiver survives 8000-foot plummet after parachutes fail
The man miraculously survived with just bumps and bruises
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — What happens when you jump out of a plane and your parachute doesn’t work? You pull the chord to your backup parachute. What happens when the backup chute fails you too?
According to KTXL, Craig Stapleton is one of the few who have survived to tell us.
“My last thought before I hit was, ‘I really hope I don’t hit an iron spike, because it’ll just be messy,’” Stapleton said. What Stapleton momentarily believed would be his final prayer was answered and then some. Not only did he miss being impaled, he landed softly in a vineyard, surviving a 30 mph impact with Mother Earth in Lodi, Calif.