In Deland, Florida a skydiving accident occurred on April 23, 2003. It's the tenth escaped death in 1000 Ways to Die.

How it unfolded

Chris Colwell is a experienced teacher when it comes to parachuting and today he wants to film one of his students. After a 600 meter fall Chris realises that another student is going too fast. In an unfortunate moment the student spreads his arms to slow down and hits Chris breaking his backbone. Accepting fate, the parachute suddenly opens and he manages to land on the ground and survives but is paraplegic


Chris Colwell - parachutist

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