Unnerving footage captures paraglider Yanis Teriz nosediving from the sky in a “certain death” fall before completing a life-saving move.
After his paramotor’s wing stopped working, the 35-year-old adrenaline junkie dropped sharply from 2,500 feet. However, luckily, he deployed his parachute with the snap of a finger, avoiding any catastrophic consequences.
Teriz was paramotoring or motorised paragliding near Itatiba, Brazil when he spun out of grip and crashed due to his damaged wing. As seen in the footage, he is pushed to the ground due to a wing malfunction. Soon, he launched his safety parachute; however, it became entangled in the paragliding lines.
Teriz skillfully restored the parachute in a couple of seconds, despite falling rapidly towards the ground, by maintaining enough composure to separate the lines.
“I have done numerous flights, and that is the time when I came the closest to dying for sure. In the past, I have been involved in a few minor events, such as making an emergency landing, but nothing on this scale,” Teriz stated.
“I was falling through the sky at a rapid clip, and if I had not been able to disentangle the parachute in time, I would not be able to talk to you right now,” he said.
“Despite the fact that I came away from the event with some valuable takeaways, I didn’t let it prevent me from booking my next travel the very next day!”