If you want to try skydiving, then you probably love chasing that adrenaline high. Jumping thousands of feet from a small airplane with nothing but the hope that your parachute safely opens is not how I’d personally like to spend my day, but that’s just me. However, a man was recently skydiving and captured the whole event on camera – pretty sweet right? Well, it was. That is until a couple of kangaroos decided he wasn’t welcome and came out swinging.
Don’t worry, the man will definitely bounce back (see what we did there?) But it was definitely a surprise.
In a Twitter post by LAD Bible, the clip shows a first-person perspective of the dive. The man soars into an open field, though his location is unknown.
As he comes towards the ground, it’s obvious the landing is going to be pretty smooth. But just as his feet hit the earth, two kangaroos come into view – and they’re barreling towards the diver. He attempts to back away as the roos punch and kick him. They were most likely surprised by his entrance into their territory.
“What’s up, Skip?” the man is heard saying in a friendly tone. It was all downhill from there. The diver tells them to get away, along with a few other expletives.
After taking a couple of swings, the kangaroos bounce off as quickly as they approached, just as the jumper’s bright orange parachute hits the ground.
While it doesn’t appear that the man was seriously injured, he will definitely have a good story to tell his buddies.
You have to watch the clip below to get a better idea of how the whole scenario goes. It’s sure to make you chuckle.
Skydivers Jump From Stalled Airplane
Remember that whole adrenaline-loving thing? Well, this group of skydivers definitely got their fill of it after the airplane they jumped from stalled, then began to fall to the ground.
Fortunately for everyone involved, the plane was able to recover from the stall – and everyone was okay.
“We opened the door and began the climb out. As is normal, the skydive team was fully focused on achieving correct positioning and exit timing,” skydiver Bernard Janse van Rensburg said.
The whole event happened in a matter of seconds, the divers said. They didn’t notice the propellers of the Beechcraft King Air plane begin to slow. A videographer aboard the plane was able to capture the incident. The plane began to fall alongside the divers as the engine came to a complete stop.
The quick action of the pilot made the recovery possible. But it was still a scary moment for everyone who witnessed it.