Skydiver's Terrifying Freefall Caught on Camera

Craig Stapleton plummeted to Earth at 30 mph when his parachute became tangled.
2:17 | 03/14/13

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the california husband and father who thought he had two and a half minutes left to live. When you see this, you'll understand why. That's him jumping with his parachuting partner, testing their new flag stunt. You see their flag there, and you can hear them. Exhilarated by the jump. But it would soon go wrong. She breaks away. She struggles. At first going 90 miles per hour from 8,000 feet up. Too fast, he flips and is unable to break away from the flag. I pretty much figured I was dead. I was thinking about my wife and kids and what was going to happen to them. I was just really sorry that i wasn't there to say goodbye to them. Reporter: He begins to spiral cutting away from the flag, trying to unleash his backup parachute. But that one gets stuck in the first parachute. Two and a half minutes before hitting the ground. At some point, you just say, this is where I'm going to land. This is how I'm going to land. I've got to do the best I can to brace for that impact and hope to god I survive. Reporter: He told me today he braced in a ball, pulling his legs into his chest when he the ground and he hit hard. I don't know how much of a roll it was. Sounded like a thump to me. I hit pretty hard. At the hospital, x-rays, am mris, all showing nothing. Just a little black and blew. Shanea richardson, the yung woman we saw fall from the sky back in 2005 in arkansas. Parachute tangled. She landed in the parking lot. They marvelled she was alive. They also told her she was pregnant. The baby was fine. Today we called her and her son, tanner, seven, thriving. Graduated kindergarten at a fourth grade reading level. Skipped the first grade. Skooring like his mother. Like craig stipelton told us, someone, something, is watching over him. God, buddha, ala, baby jesus, somebody was watching out for me. No question. So great to see tanner the boy scout all these years later.

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