A 31 year old army officer from Peru barely survived a parachute accident, which occurred during a training session.
Arnulfo Gamarra was training at the Vitor airbase in Peru earlier this month when he had a near-death accident. After the 31 year old Gamarra jumped off the training plane and plunged into a 5,000 feet fall his parachute had a malfunction. One of the parachute’s strings apparently failed to extend the proper way and got wrapped around the man’s neck. This immediately forced the officer into a long freefall. He was taken to a hospital shortly after the incident and the doctors immediately thought he had severe brain injury, mostly because he was close to being strangled to death. Fortunately, Gamarra was able to regain his consciousness. He was released from the hospital the next day with one single injury – a sprained ankle.
The Peruvian officials have launched an investigation regarding Gamarra’s accident.