Sunday, March 10, 2013

Death Of BASE Jumper Dwain Weston — Slamming Full-Speed Into Bridge [GRAPHIC VIDEO]

† R.I.P. — Dwain Weston (January 31st, 1973 — October 5th, 2003) — R.I.P. †

Dwain Weston — widely-considered One of the Best & Most Experienced BASE Jumpers in the World w/ over 1,200 BASE jumps in ten different countries — perhaps the Greatest Of All-Times / Second To None.

He was also one of first skydivers to introduce acrobatic elements in the jumps; pioneering various jumping techniques and said to be the first to skydive using the wing-suit.

It was ironic he passed-away while jumping using a winged-suit — although he was the Michael Jordan of BASE jumping, he was fairly new as a wingsuiter.

— R.I.P. † Dwain Weston † R.I.P. —

Australian BASE jumper Dwain Weston was considered one of the world’s best at the time. On October 5, 2003 while performing a proximity demonstration, Dwain Weston died slamming full speed into the Royal Gorge Bridge near Canon City in Colorado, USA.

At the time of the impact, Dwain Weston was flying at an estimated 160 km/h speed. Experts believe that Dwain Weston miscalculated his distance from the bridge and misjudged the tricky winds within the narrow gorge. After hitting the railing on what is the highest suspension bridge in the world, the BASE jumper dropped 90 meters onto the rocky bottom of the Royal Gorge.

Dwain Weston - Australian sky-diver, BASE jumper & wing-suiter

Dwain Weston was only 30 year old when the incident took place. The slam into the bridge was so strong, it totally disintegrated him. Brutal, but he died doing what he loved. Sheer brutality of the impact along with the fact that Dwain Weston was considered to be the best wingsuiter in the world made his death video the most famous BASE jumping accident in history. — YouTube

Basejumper hits a bridge with helmet camera!

— Dwain Weston (R.I.P.) —

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