Heart-stopping moment base jumper plummets 24 storeys after his parachute fails – but miraculously SURVIVES

THIS is the heart-stopping moment a base jumper threw himself off a 24-storey building – and his parachute failed to open.

The footage of the man was filmed in Sweden and shows him flailing about as he plummets to the ground and realises his parachute has not worked.

Despite the odds the unnamed man survived the 246ft drop off the skyscraper in the capital Stockholm.

The incident took place on Kungsholmen, one of the islands that make up the Swedish capital, at around midday on Saturday.

Police and witnesses say the man jumped and landed on the street in front of his friends who were filming as well as shocked diners at the restaurant on the ground floor of the building.

The unnamed man was taken to hospital, where he was treated for serious, but not life-threatening, injuries, Dagens Nyheter reports.

A friend of the man carried out a base jump shortly after, which was successful and saw him land safely nearby.

Stockholm Police told Dagens Nyheter that base jumping from buildings is not illegal in itself.

But it depends if the roof or floor from where the jump is carried out has been lawfully accessed.

Several base jumps have been carried out from the Kungsholmen building in the past, including multiple incidents in 2013 which saw the tower block's roof terrace close.

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