BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-21-2006, 07:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
SimonMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Leeds, UK
Model: :(
PIN: Absent :(
Carrier: None :(
Posts: 451
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default [21-12-2006)BlackBerry Saves Mans Life

Please Login to Remove!

Ok so its a BlackBerry bush but made you all look!

Quote:
A British skydiver whose parachute failed survived a 15,000ft fall by landing in a blackberry bush.

Michael Holmes, 25, from Jersey, escaped with a punctured lung and a broken ankle during a jump in Taupo on New Zealand's North Island.

The professional skydiver's parachute became tangled and his reserve failed to open.

But after plunging towards the earth at more than 100mph, Mr Holmes survived by landing in a thick blackberry bush which cushioned his fall.

He escaped with a broken ankle and punctured lung and was today recovering in Waikato Hospital.

The incident happened on December 12, when Mr Holmes was found unconscious by police in a blackberry bush in a conservation area in Five Mile Bay.

Mr Holmes is a cameraman who films parachute jumps for Taupo Tandem Skydiving, where he has worked for several years.

Eyewitness John Siddles told New Zealand's Daily Post: "One of the skydivers was coming down and going round and round.

"He looked like he was all tangled up or something. He just came down, straight down."

The accident is now being investigated by the New Zealand Parachute Industry Association.

A spokesman for Taupo Fire Brigade said Mr Holmes had fallen into dense bushes and the brigade had been called to slash a path through to free him.
Blackberry bush saves skydiver in 15,000ft fall | Metro.co.uk
__________________
No longer have 15 Domino 6.5 Servers
No longer have 6 BES 4.1.3 Servers
No longer have 2613 Users
But still have the 1 Constant Headache?!?!

Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.