A skydiver survives a 13,000-foot fall and his story is going viral. On Feb. 12, Christian Post reported that Gerardo Flores attempted his 30th jump but things did not go as planned. According to the report, Flores' parachute opened suddenly just 30 seconds in to his jump -- something that posed a major problem for Flores.
"Flores passed out as he dropped and actually fell to the ground unconscious. After his 13,000 foot fall he slammed into the ground breaking numerous ribs. He also suffered a lacerated tongue," Christian Post reported... but he lived to talk about his experience.
When a skydiver survives a 13,000-foot fall, it really is something to talk about. Flores didn't have a parachute to carry him to the ground and he is lucky to be alive. Parachutes are not supposed to open until 6,000 feet or lower before landing. When Flores' chute opened, he was obviously frightened. He didn't know what was going to happen, but he says that his mind was racing.
"It just exploded … It just it yanked me to the side. Something went wrong … One hundred things go through your mind. You are never suppose to open above 6,000 feet," Flores said.
Check out the video of the skydiver who survived the 13,000-foot fall on the left.
© Effie Orfanides 2013