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British skydiver dies in Spain parachute accidentMan on beginners' course falls to death after apparently going into shock and failing to pull cordA British man on a skydiving beginners' course in Spain fell 13,000ft to his death yesterday after apparently going into a state of shock in the air.Police said Richard Taylor, 34, fell "like a lead weight" after he did not open his parachute and his automatic emergency chute failed. The accident at at the Airelibre school in Ocana, central Spain, happened on Taylor's fifth jump."We are devastated by this tragic accident," said a school spokesman, David Coleman. "He was on his fifth jump and had previously done absolutely everything right, showing great control and altitude awareness. He had been in freefall for about a minute when he curled up into a ball, probably as a result of going into shock."Coleman said the instructor tried to catch up with Taylor, who was on a beginners' course with four British friends, but he was falling too fast because he was curled up."The instructor gave hand signals telling him to open his chute, but he did not respond," Coleman said. "Eventually the instructor had to open his own parachute."An emergency parachute should have activated but because Taylor was curled up in a ball a line got caught on his arm and it could not open properly.The mayor of Ocana, José Carlos Martinez Osteso, said police had established that neither of Taylor's parachutes opened.Houdi de la Fuente, the commercial director of Airelibre, said: "This is incredibly sad, he was a young man who was full of life and dreams and excitement. For him to have his life cut short like this is absolutely tragic."Taylor is the second Briton to die at the school. Andrew Bearne, 39, from Guildford, Surrey, crash-landed after apparently blacking out on his first solo skydive last August.Three years ago a mother of four, Anna Endicott, 31, from Thornby, Gloucestershire, died when she collided with her instructor in the same part of Spain.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jul/0...iver-dies-spainf*ckin ell
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what do you mean; "literally"how else can one fall to their death ?this reminds me i need to go bunjee jumping

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what do you mean; "literally"how else can one fall to their death ?
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what do you mean; "literally"how else can one fall to their death ?
initfort this was gonna b about a guy walkin then jus droppin to death
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R.I.P/going sky diving in novemberwill survive

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what do you mean; "literally"how else can one fall to their death ?this reminds me i need to go bunjee jumping
Ur gd to do thatBungee jumping = jumping suicide
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NO VIDEO?FAIL
why would you want video footage of someone's death?
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NO VIDEO?FAIL
why would you want video footage of someone's death?
advice on what not to do
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NO VIDEO?FAIL
why would you want video footage of someone's death?
why notit would be more entertaining than an be-heading video
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i wanna sky divebut in the way u dive into water, with my arms out n together infront of meat first anywayswould ba f*ckin rush

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would never do that sh*t
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that could be me easily falling into shock. i hate falling on rides or planes

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Man will dive with no parashooterAnd just roll when I land like gabe logan

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will never do datt

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NO VIDEO?FAIL
why would you want video footage of someone's death?
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would never do that sh*t
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literally ayi thought u meant 'falling to his DEATH' in that metaphoric way one often hears

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Oh sh*t, allow reading that when my jump is in 2 months.

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never understood why rich white people like dancing with death.maybe it's because I'm from a council estate where the chances of dying young are slightly higher, but I just dont see why anyone would want to do bungee jumping/parachuting/that rock climbing with no rope one and all them other "dangerous" sports.

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