Stuntman sets record for surviving skydive without parachute

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 22:05 EDT
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A British stuntman has become the first person to jump from 700 meters high without a parachute and survive. Forty-two-year-old Gary Connery wore a specially designed suit that slowed his descent. But despite the suit, he still shot downward at a speed of about 80 miles per hour. His descent lasted less than a minute and he landed in a large pile of cardboard boxes.

“It’s been an amazing experience,” Connery said after landing.

Watch video, courtesy of Al Jazeera English, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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