Ouch! Partygoer jumps 20ft onto trampoline before bouncing off and breaking his BACK

May 16, 2014 | by | 0 Comments

This is the moment a prankster broke his back after jumping out of a tree – onto a TRAMPOLINE.

Jordan Adlard, 26, climbed up the massive oak during a boozy barbecue before leaping 20ft from a branch onto the child’s toy.

He landed on the trampoline and bounced straight off – smashing into a wooden fence and landing on the ground.

Jordan Adlard, 26, next to the trampoline that he bounced off and broke his back

Jordan Adlard, 26, next to the trampoline that he bounced off and broke his back

The distance from the branch on the oak tree 20ft up to the trampoline below that Jordan leapt onto during a party in Cornwall

The distance from the branch on the oak tree 20ft up to the trampoline below that Jordan leapt onto during a party in Cornwall

The wacky stunt was witnessed by shocked relatives at a family party who rushed over to see if he was hurt.

Jordan laughed it off and carried on enjoying his cousin’s bash – completely unaware he had actually broken his back.

The labourer, from Helston, Cornwall, played football the next day and carried on as normal for eight days until finally going to hospital for an X-ray on his sore back.

Jordan is perched 20ft off the ground in the oak tree during the boozy BBQ

Jordan is perched 20ft off the ground in the oak tree during the boozy BBQ

The 26-year-old leaps through the air onto the trampoline

The 26-year-old leaps through the air onto the trampoline

Jordan lands on the bouncy castle

Jordan lands on the bouncy castle


It was only then that doctors at the Royal Cornwall Hospital revealed he had suffered a compression fracture in his spine.

Jordan was told his back could have been permanently damaged had he waited much longer.

He said: “I was eyeing up the jump at the barbecue and the more I drank the more I wanted to do it.

“Lots of the kids were doing front flips and I wanted to better them so I decided to climb up the tree jump off.

He bounces back through the air towards the fence...

He bounces back through the air towards the fence…

 

Jordan clatters into the fence

Jordan clatters into the fence

Jordan lies on the floor in pain unaware that he has actually broken his back

Jordan lies on the floor in pain unaware that he has actually broken his back


“I was tipsy but it was quite painful, I was on the ground for two or three minutes – I nearly cried which I haven’t done for years.

“When I hit the floor everyone went quiet and stopped laughing.

“They wanted to make sure I was alight, but I managed to get up and continue drinking and enjoying the barbecue.

“I didn’t think it was broken as I was able to get up and move around. I even did some breakdancing later on.”

His boozy stunt was filmed by girlfriend Nyssa Smith, 25, last Sunday.  The footage captures several guests cheering and screaming as Jordan leaps out of the tree.

Jordan – who has now dubbed himself ‘The Human Cannonball’ – said he decided to go to the hospital after being in pain for a week.

He said: “I didn’t think nothing of it at first as I thought if I had broken anything I wouldn’t be able to walk..

“But after eight days I decided to go to the hospital as I was still in pain.

“They didn’t pick anything up on the X-ray at first but I got a call the next morning saying that I had a compression fracture of my back.”

Jordan now expects to be unable to work or play sport for 10 weeks.

He added: “It was a stupid thing to do – but you live and learn. You’d have to pay me a lot of money to do it again.”

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