Story of Chris Colwell

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

Episode: Cure for the Common Death, Part I

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 realizes 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. Chris then starts to visualize his wife, and friends, and how he is going to miss those good times. Accepting fate, the parachute suddenly opens and he manages to land on the ground and survives but is paraplegic. He now tends to help others live their life, and accepts that life doesn't end because you lose a part of your body.


Chris Colwell - parachutist

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