Monday, August 6, 2007

Skateboarder Miraculously Survived 40-Foot Fall

The slam of the skateboarder's body against the ramp caused a collective shudder among X Games spectators and had Web video watchers gasping yesterday morning.

Jake Brown fell helpless for about 40 feet on the Skateboard Big Air mega ramp during his fifth and final run in Los Angeles on Thursday night.After pulling off a difficult 720 over the ramp's 70-foot gap, he launched up the adjacent quarterpipe and immediately lost control. Plunging face first, his legs pedaling wildly, Brown turned over in the air and landed on his tailbone, with his head and limbs hitting soon after.

He was lying motionless for nearly five minutes before he got up and walked away with minor with only a slight concussion.

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