Michael Holmes got a second chance to life when he literally fell from 3 miles up to the ground below in a skydiving mishap — and survived. His main chute opened only partially and his reserve chute also failed to deploy, and it all got recorded by his helmet cam. As he neared the ground, you can hear him say, “Oh s**t, I’m dead. Bye!” But he survived, perhaps because he fell into some bushes that broke his fall. Holmes’ injuries include extensive bruising and two broken bones but no significant damage to internal organs.
Two very lucky things happened that day: 1) Michael survived the fall and 2) he was not carrying any thrill-seeking passenger with him that day.