Base jumpers risk their lives plunging off 100ft high jagged gorge

May 3, 2013 | by | 0 Comments

This heart-stopping video captures three base jumpers hurling themselves 100ft from the top of a gorge – and landing just metres from a four-lane carriageway.

Onlookers watched in horror as the men jumped from the Avon Gorge near the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol on Thursday

Their parachutes came within metres of snagging on the rocks before they drifted down onto a patch of grass alongside the busy A4 Portway.

A base jumper leaps off Avon Gorge

A base jumper leaps off Avon Gorge

The daredevil's parachute opens

The daredevil’s parachute opens

The base jumper floats down the 100ft gorge - and lands just metres from a four-lane carriageway

The base jumper floats down the 100ft gorge – and lands just metres from a four-lane carriageway

Jon Richards, 38, was climbing the gorge when he stopped to film the thrill seekers leap from the Sea Walls.

He said: “They were really brazen and went about it very casually, just walking up and jumping off like it was an everyday thing.

“The last one nearly hit his feet on the cliffs on the way down and they all looked insanely close to catching their parachutes.

“And if that wasn’t enough, there is a dual carriageway just metres from where they landed.”

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