Skydiver’s desperate race against time to untwist parachute as he plummets 14,000ft to earth
A SKYDIVER filmed the heart-stopping moment his parachute lines twisted while he plunged towards the ground during a 14,000ft jump.
Marine engineer Toms Vajeika, 30, was taking part in an angle skydive with his girlfriend and 25 others over Faro, Italy.
Caters News AgencyJust after jumping, he realises something is wrong[/caption]
Caters News AgencyThe skydiver can be heard cursing as he realised the lines were completely tangled[/caption]
Footage shows the daredevil leap confidently out of the plane to join the others in the stunt on July 11.
As he fell at speeds of up to 170mph he released his parachute.
But video shows his feet spinning in the air and Mr Vajeika can be heard yelling as he realised the lines had tangled.
The clip then switches to footage from his girlfriend’s head cam, which shows him struggling to get his parachute under control.
But while wildly spinning he managed to grab the lines to stop them twisting.
The skydiver then calmly untangled the parachute as he continued to plunge towards the ground.
Caters News AgencyHe can be seen wildly spinning in this still from a clip recorded on his girlfriend’s head cam[/caption]
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Thankfully, Mr Vajeika, from Riga in Latvia, regained control in time for a safe landing in a field alongside the rest of the jumpers.
Posting the clip to Instagram, he wrote: “Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s s***”
Mr Vajeika, an experienced skydiver, recorded his 200th jump on June 12 and also lists his hobbie as kiteboarding, snowboarding and hockey.
FacebookThankfully Toms Vajeika made it to terra firma safe and sound[/caption]