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Skydiver parachutes 5,000 feet onto waiting waterslide in viral video

Skydiver Niklas Daniel hopped out of a DHC-6 Twin Otter while it flew over Arizona.
By Evan Bleier   |   July 16, 2014 at 1:29 PM   |   Comments

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PHOENIX, July 16 (UPI) -- A United States skydiver pulled off the jump of a lifetime when he successfully parachuted down 5,000 feet and stuck his landing right on a waterslide.

Niklas Daniel hopped out of a DHC-6 Twin Otter while it flew over Arizona and was able to touch down on a wet and waiting 200-foot Slip 'n' Slide.

As an added touch, Daniel was even able to make it all the way to the end of the slide without incident, despite exceeding speeds of 50 mph.

"It was a great way to end the day," he said, according to the posting that accompanies the YouTube video.

Daniel filmed the entire thing for posterity with a GoPro that was attached to his helmet.

Skydivers usually jump from about 13,000 feet, so this was an extra-dangerous jump with or without the complicated conclusion.

"This type of landing has a higher risk associated with it," Daniel said. "It takes many thousands of jumps and years to learn."

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