In a spin: terrifying moment skydiver must untangle his twisted parachute lines during a 13,000-foot jump over the Italian countryside
- Marine engineer Toms Vajeika, 30, took part in a skydive with his girlfriend
- Images show how veteran daredevil Vajeika confidently jumps out of the plane
- When the parachute opened, he cursed when he realized the lines were tangled
A skydiver filmed the breathtaking moment when his parachute lines twisted as he plunged to the ground during a 13,000-foot jump.
Maritime engineer Toms Vajeika, 30, took part in a parachute jump along with his girlfriend and 25 others over Faro, Italy, on July 11.
Footage shows the daredevil jumping out of the plane to join the others in the stunt.
Marine engineer Toms Vajeika (pictured), 30, took part in a parachute jump alongside his girlfriend and 25 others over Faro, Italy, on July 11.
When the parachute broke out of its housing, he cursed when he realized the lines were completely messed up
When he reached speeds of up to 120 mph during his descent, he pulled out the parachute to slow down.
When the parachute broke out of its housing, he cursed when he realized the lines were completely messed up.
As it spiraled out of control, he managed to grab hold of the lines to keep them from spinning further. Mr. Vajeika then calmly released the parachute as it fell through the air.
Footage shows veteran and daredevil Mr Vajeika confidently jumping out of the plane to join the others in the stunt
Mr Vajeika, from Riga, Latvia, managed to regain control of the parachute in time for a safe landing in a field adjacent to the rest of the cohort.
He posted the clip to Instagram, writing: ‘Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s s**t!’
The video also showed the descent of Mr Vajeika’s girlfriend and demonstrated what to do when the parachute opened.
Mr. Vajeika, an experienced skydiver, made his 200th jump on June 12 and also mentions kiteboarding, snowboarding and hockey as hobbies.