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(CTV News)   Base jumper "fails to arrive at canyon floor"   ( calgary.ctvnews.ca) divider line
    More: Sad, Calgary, David Stather, Alberta Health Services, Arizona Department of Public Safety, jumper  
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11645 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Jan 2014 at 8:11 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-01-27 08:28:13 PM  
9 votes:
On the good side, he never made it to the floor which means that he was not the last one down and thus, is not a rotten egg.
2014-01-27 08:15:46 PM  
6 votes:
It would appear to be raining men.
2014-01-27 08:44:36 PM  
5 votes:
A 41-year-old respirologist from Calgary is dead following a Friday afternoon fall during a wing suit jump from the edge of the Grand Canyon in Arizona

Like this?

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/window seat
2014-01-27 08:39:39 PM  
5 votes:
So he threw himself at the ground, and missed?
2014-01-27 08:27:35 PM  
4 votes:

eKonk: Sad tag is inappropriate.  The dude jumped off a cliff. He knew the risks.

Cheers to him for dying doing what he enjoyed, not all of us get that.

He died doing what he loved: screaming in terror as he plunged onto rocks and was smashed to death.

2014-01-27 08:19:08 PM  
4 votes:
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/isle seat please, I'll need extra peanuts.
2014-01-27 08:48:49 PM  
2 votes:
In other words he slammed into the canyon wall like a bird into a window. His 'chute probably got stuck on something and prevented him from doing an encore on the canyon floor.

Course they don't actually come out and say what happened. Probably trying to be all sensitive or something and can't figure out a nice of saying dude was wall pizza.

/has no such restraint
2014-01-27 08:31:31 PM  
2 votes:
He had no chance to survive.
2014-01-27 08:17:14 PM  
2 votes:
No, I think he made it to the canyon floor.
2014-01-28 09:03:15 AM  
1 vote:

ArcadianRefugee: Wakosane: A moment of enlightenment:  It's "BASE" jumping not Base.  It's an acronym.  Stands for Bridge Antenna Span Earth.
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A moment of "you're fighting a losing battle":


All words that began life as acronyms and are now simply "words".

You for got the quotes around "laser". Those are important.

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2014-01-27 11:21:55 PM  
1 vote:
As Norm MacDonald once said, there's two types of cliff divers:  "Grand Champion" and "stuff on a rock".
2014-01-27 10:19:51 PM  
1 vote:
Bake him away, toys
2014-01-27 10:03:22 PM  
1 vote:
So how long before the gopro footage is available.
2014-01-27 09:51:33 PM  
1 vote:
My mistake.

Stather, an Alberta Health Services employee, is survived by his parents in Guelph, Ontario.

The last sentence reveals that gravity and Darwin conspired for a win-win.

My mistake was less than his mistake.
2014-01-27 09:41:38 PM  
1 vote:

MechaPyx: Good luck! Don't end up on Fark the way this guy did. ;)

It's a hope of mine that if I ever shuffle off this mortal coil in some spectacularly stupid way, that I'd end up on Fark. Even better if there was some way, before I died, to let you people know I was hoping for a green.
2014-01-27 09:27:48 PM  
1 vote:

Wakosane: It's "BASE" jumping not Base. It's an acronym. Stands for Bridge Antenna Span Earth.

Not "Being A Stupid Eedjit"?
2014-01-27 09:23:27 PM  
1 vote:
As someone who is jumping out of a plane from 15,000 feet Wednesday, I should not have read any of this.

/First time? No, I've been nervous before.
2014-01-27 09:10:27 PM  
1 vote:
Damn. How high do you have to be to base jump and get lost on the way down?
2014-01-27 09:07:37 PM  
1 vote:

Mark Ratner: Wakosane: A moment of enlightenment:  It's "BASE" jumping not Base.  It's an acronym.  Stands for Bridge Antenna Span Earth. 

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The B stands for building. A span is a bridge.

Married jumper: Hey, I'm going away with the guys for the weekend.
Jumper's wife: Where are you guys going?
Married Jumper: BABE jumping in Nevada.
Jumper's wife: ...
Married jumper: Wellll shiat. We really need to come up with another word for bridge.
2014-01-27 09:00:48 PM  
1 vote:
Too bad he was a respirologist and not a neurosurgeon or orthopod with a better understanding of what a bad idea this is.

Rock bad
Falling worse
Falling on rock farked up
2014-01-27 08:49:57 PM  
1 vote:
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2014-01-27 08:46:23 PM  
1 vote:

symptomoftheuniverse: FTA: Stather's death is believed to have been the result of fall trauma but the Coconino Country Medical Examiner has launched an investigation.

Wow. I'd think this would be what is known as a "no brainer".

Or internal organer, or skeletal structurer, or....
2014-01-27 08:34:19 PM  
1 vote:
Beep Beep!

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2014-01-27 08:33:00 PM  
1 vote:
"But, he hit all the stops along the way........."

/aisle por favor...
2014-01-27 08:14:40 PM  
1 vote:
Would not the fail tag suffice, then, Failmitter?
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