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Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Leap of faith: Daredevil plunges 230 feet as he jumps from the longest rope swing in Yosemite Valley

 

  • The dare devil leaped over the edge of a viewing platform in Yosemite park 
  • The man used the 1,000-ft long safety rope to leap into the canyon below 
  • The man, who has not been identified, filmed his adventure using a 360 camera
  • The footage shows in amazing detail what happens during his plunge  

This is the heartstopping moment a man leaps into the abyss at the Yosemite National Park in California's Sierra Nevada mountains. 

The daredevil films himself using a 360 degree camera as he jumps off a viewing platform more than 1,000 feet above the rocks below. 

The footage shows the man hurtling down the side of the mountain when the rope suddenly tightens up and leaves him swinging mid-air. 

The daredevil leaped over the edge of cliff at the Yosemite National Park in California attached to a safety line while filming himself on a special 360 degree camera

The daredevil leaped over the edge of cliff at the Yosemite National Park in California attached to a safety line while filming himself on a special 360 degree camera 

Friends of the man also filmed him after he plunged down more than 230 feet into the valley

Friends of the man also filmed him after he plunged down more than 230 feet into the valley

The man was using a safety line put in place to help climbers making their way up the cliff

The man was using a safety line put in place to help climbers making their way up the cliff

According to notes attached to the video: 'This rope swing has only been rigged three times and two of those times by our crew. 

'It's rigged off the currently longest highlilne in Yosemite which is a 1,000 feet long. The jump is 230 feet into the abyss.' 

The footage, which was filmed earlier this month, has been viewed widely on the internet because of the man's apparent fearless actions. 

Some 200 people a year need to be rescued after having an accident while climbing in the Yosemite National Park. 

Search and rescue teams blame selfies for much of their workload as people seek more audacious images to put on their Instagram pages.  


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