The news story below is about an upcoming stunt that has disaster written all over it.
What you really should see though is the death mentioned in the fourth paragraph. The story is referring to an Australian BASE jumper named Dwain Weston. In 2003, he and one other parachutist jumped out of a plane, planning to land on either side of the bridge over the Royal Gorge in Colorado. They were free-falling when something went wrong for Dwain. He hit the bridge - and was at least partially dismembered - at 120 mph. Here's the video of his last jump:
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Man hopes jet pack takes him across Colorado gorgeDENVER - A daredevil hopes to propel himself across a southern Colorado canyon using a jet pack powered by hydrogen peroxide.
Eric Scott tells the Rocky Mountain News he's never travelled as far as he wants to Monday -- 457 metres.
The Royal Gorge is more than 335 metres deep.
A bridge spanning it was the site of a deadly stunt in 2003 when a parachute jumper miscalculated and fell.
Scott works for Denver-based Jet P.I. The company developed a jet pack for stunts and promotions that is based on one developed in the 1960s for the military.
The original one could fly for only about 20 seconds.
(The Associated Press)