Meet Jeb Corliss: First Man To Fly Through Waterfall in Wingsuit [Video]

A 35-year-old adventurer Jeb Corliss becomes the first man to fly through a waterfall wearing a wingsuit.

Travelling at 137km/h, Jeb Corliss  from California narrowly misses a 610m cliff face and battles turbulence from the water to complete the historic flight.

Corliss glides through the stunning mountainous region of Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland, grabbing some balloons from a colleague along the way.

Corliss was speeding along at just few metres above the ground during certain parts of the flight. The daredevil had been planning the stunt for over a year.

He made eight practice attempts before completing the flight on the ninth. Corliss filmed his attempts to see what happened as his wingsuit passed through the water.

Jeb told Barcroft Media: “It was spectacular. There’s nothing I can say to describe how truly amazing it was. The video doesn’t even come close to explaining it. It’s so much better than what you see in the footage.”

He expresses his emotions: “When you’re actually there flying at these speeds, that close to the ground, flying in between trees like a bird… It’s the closest I have come to living that childhood dream of flying like a bird.”

Jeb Corliss is gathering information for an attempt to land a wingsuit without a parachute. “When I hit the waterfall it was a shock, I really felt it weigh down on me as I travelled through at near to 90 miles an hour,” he said.

“And when I watched the video back of the attempt I saw that the water actually bounced off me. I performed it nine times to get it right and I have to be honest with you, it was very exciting.” [via The Telegraph (UK) and Adelaide Now (AU)]

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