A Skydiver's Worst Nightmare
In 2007 this man and two friends looking for excitement exited a plane over Wisconsin at 11,000 ft. (3,353 mts). When he reached the ground a few minutes later his life would never be the same again. Depending on your perspective of life, he's one of the luckiest or unluckiest people to jump out of an airplane.
From user evilferris' YouTube description:
"At 2,500 feet, my jump partner flairs his canopy causing it slow down rapidly. I entangle with it and he cuts away. Unable to fly a ball of nylon effectively, I impact a cornfield breaking my pelvis, back and neck causing instant paralysis. As I lay waiting for help, spinal shock begins to set in paralyzing my diaphragm and breathing on my own becomes impossible. Rescue breathing is performed as I lose consciousness. Paramedics arrive and I'm med-flighted to UW Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin where I awake days later after surgery and begin life as a quadriplegic. It's taken me four and a half years to be able to watch this video."