Comments on: Skydiver Craig Stapleton Survives Hitting Ground at 30 MPH http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/03/skydiver-craig-stapleton-survives-hitting-ground-at-30-mph/ The latest Headlines, news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:41:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Little Rabbit http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/03/skydiver-craig-stapleton-survives-hitting-ground-at-30-mph/#comment-10679395 Little Rabbit Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:13:37 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=472026#comment-10679395 I don't know why people want to dismiss this - it is indeed a rarity for such survival, especially without injuries. The fact he hit such a soft spot is great, and at 51 years old his injuries could have been worse than those a younger diver would have sustained. He is one of few people to ever survive such a fall, and from 8,000 feet. This is good journalism. News stories don't have to end tragically to be news, please don't listen to the whiners and complainers!! We the people LOVE good news strories and want MORE of them!! God Bless Craig Stapleton, so glad for him and his family, and also the other woman in the video, wow - so glad her baby is/was fine too!! I don’t know why people want to dismiss this – it is indeed a rarity for such survival, especially without injuries. The fact he hit such a soft spot is great, and at 51 years old his injuries could have been worse than those a younger diver would have sustained.

He is one of few people to ever survive such a fall, and from 8,000 feet.

This is good journalism. News stories don’t have to end tragically to be news, please don’t listen to the whiners and complainers!! We the people LOVE good news strories and want MORE of them!!

God Bless Craig Stapleton, so glad for him and his family, and also the other woman in the video, wow – so glad her baby is/was fine too!!

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By: Gene http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/03/skydiver-craig-stapleton-survives-hitting-ground-at-30-mph/#comment-10634382 Gene Thu, 14 Mar 2013 21:56:30 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=472026#comment-10634382 “I don’t know about any flag jumps anytime soon,” he said. “But who knows, I’m pretty stupid.” --------------------------------------- And people will feel sorry for him next time when he dies. “I don’t know about any flag jumps anytime soon,” he said. “But who knows, I’m pretty stupid.”
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And people will feel sorry for him next time when he dies.

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By: Angel http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/03/skydiver-craig-stapleton-survives-hitting-ground-at-30-mph/#comment-10633454 Angel Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:11:46 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=472026#comment-10633454 He hit the ground at 30 miles per hour and survived...this is not journalism, this is non-sense to bring traffic to this website, hey, lies also work, it just isn't journalism. He hit the ground at 30 miles per hour and survived…this is not journalism, this is non-sense to bring traffic to this website, hey, lies also work, it just isn’t journalism.

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By: Mike in Florida http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/03/skydiver-craig-stapleton-survives-hitting-ground-at-30-mph/#comment-10632726 Mike in Florida Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:17:33 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=472026#comment-10632726 VO142857, yup, especially if he doesn't panic and remembers to do a good PLF. VO142857, yup, especially if he doesn’t panic and remembers to do a good PLF.

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By: VO142857 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/03/skydiver-craig-stapleton-survives-hitting-ground-at-30-mph/#comment-10632621 VO142857 Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:01:55 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/?p=472026#comment-10632621 A little Math and Physics: hitting ground at 30 mph is equivalent to falling down from 9 meters (30 feet) -- I wouldn't bother you with calculations. Trained skydiver who knos how to hold his feet is supposed to get away with minor injures. A little Math and Physics: hitting ground at 30 mph is equivalent to falling down from 9 meters (30 feet) — I wouldn’t bother you with calculations. Trained skydiver who knos how to hold his feet is supposed to get away with minor injures.

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