A Norwegian man plunged 1,000 feet to his death when his parachute failed to open after he struck a vertical cliff and spiraled out of control.
Eiliv Ruud, 37 was taking part in a BASE jump near the Grand Canyon, but two other jumpers were forced to watch helplessly as the stunt went tragically wrong.
Mr. Ruud was the first one to jump, and the other two watched. When he had fallen a distance of about 500 feet, it appeared that a gust of wind blew him against the canyon wall,' said sheriff's spokesman Gerry Blair.
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