LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Stuntman Dan Koko pocketed $1 million Thursday by jumping 326 feet from atop the Vegas World Hotel and Casino and landing in an airbag.
Koko, a native of a Cherokee, N.C., Indian reservation, landed on his back and emerged from the 20-foot-high airbag with only a rip in his jump suit.
He asked for something to drink and told reporters he felt fine.
Prior to the jump, airbag engineer John Scurlock tested the bag by dropping a 75-pound weight with an egg attached from the roof of the hotel-casino. The egg did not break.
The $1 million cash was given to Koko by Vegas World owner Bob Stupak, who said he did it because of the publicity and because Koko was defying death to make the jump.