GoPro Fail As BMX Riding Base Jumper Launches Himself From Bolivia's Death Road (VIDEO)

21/01/2014 13:28 | Updated 25 January 2014
  • Huffington Post UK

"A fairly stupid idea... gone mildly wrong"

And the award for 2014's biggest understatement so far goes to this chap.

Race a BMX down Bolivia's infamous 'Death Road', launch off a home-made ramp and open a parachute in time to land safely - oh and it's also Friday 13th.

It all went swimmingly apart from the slightly crucial fact the parachute opened around the same time the unnamed daredevil hit the ground, somewhat negating its effectiveness.

Amazingly he didn't die suffering 'only' forearm fractures and some cut tendons.

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