Peruvian soldier’s parachute malfunctions in skydive, but he survives unscathed

military skydive31-yr-old Amasifuen Gamarra, a sergeant in Peru’s air force who has served eight years, was doing a training skydive last week that went horribly wrong after he jumped. When he attempted to open his parachute 5,000 ft. (1500 m.) up in the sky above Arequipa, Peru, instead of opening, the parachute lines wrapped around his neck and rendered him unconscious on the way down.

Gamarra should have died, but a miracle happened and he landed safely on the ground without so much as a broken bone. He was rushed to the emergency room where a whole battery of x-rays and tests were taken, but Guillermo Pacheco, his physician, said they couldn’t find anything wrong with him. To be on the safe side they sent him to a military hospital for a second check.

Dr. Pacheco said it was a miracle that Gamarra is even alive and chalks it up to God’s will. He went on to say no one has any idea what cushioned Gamarra’s fall.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. 12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. Psalm 91

Source: Joe Kemp. Peruvian man survives 5,000-foot fall and doesn’t even break a bone after parachute mishap. May 8, 2014.

Harry A. Gaylord

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