Gotta Watch: People who have survived falls
A man falls from a tower scaffold during a music festival in Sydney and survives.
April 30th, 2012
08:52 PM ET

Gotta Watch: People who have survived falls

Imagine the fear of losing control and falling unexpectedly to the ground - or even underground. CNN.com has compiled video of people who have survived such incidents captured on camera. You've gotta watch how they make it through their rough landings.

Scaffold climber falls in Australia

Watch the video to find out how this climber fell and what message he gave to a crowd of spectators after he landed on the ground.

Teen survives fall off escalator

Listen to Shane O'Malley explain what may have contributed to his fall and see where he landed.

Teen on cell falls through sidewalk

See how a cell phone call got one girl in trouble and watch who pulled her out of the ground.

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  1. raven

    Lmao Bombo!!!

    May 1, 2012 at 12:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. jake

    Sadly, the Priceline Negotiator was not one of the 'People who have survived falls'

    May 1, 2012 at 1:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. raven

    Lol, jake..love those ads!

    May 1, 2012 at 1:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Will

    How did the cell phone contribute to the girl falling through the side walk. It's not like there was an open hole that she should have noticed.

    May 1, 2012 at 2:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • BS

      Probably would have been more likely to see the signs warning of the sinkhole danger if she was paying attention to where she was going. This wasn't a freak accident, they knew of the danger. Of course, one might wonder why the whole area wasn't blocked off....

      May 1, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • jack

      ya if there was a hole than it would ben her falt but it came out of no where

      May 1, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  5. name

    i wouldn't stand on the sidewalk around where it caved in...

    May 1, 2012 at 6:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • jack

      ya there was a lot of people just standing there after she fall they all chould have fell

      May 1, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  6. ouflak

    I don't how a cell phone contributed in anyway to that girl falling through the sidewalk. Unless the CNN journalist is suggesting that vibrations from the speaker audio somehow caused the obviously already shoddily constructed walking path to somehow get weaker?

    May 1, 2012 at 8:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. COMMERCIALS

    a commercial with every single story - great job CNN – you made the net far worse than TV. do you wonder why so many of us go elsewhere?

    May 1, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Matt

    30 second commercials for each sub-minute video? Brilliant. No thank you.

    May 1, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Brett

    Sometimes even Darwin fails ...

    May 1, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Haha..

    Yea, I'll be sure to never use my cell phone while walking on concrete from now on. I best have both my hands free to flap them while I still fall THROUGH the ground.

    May 1, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. E

    Anyone laugh as hard as I did when they fell

    May 1, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse | Reply
  12. tony

    hes crazy

    May 1, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
  13. jasoncdanforth

    I'm getting sick of this story about the girl and the sinkhole. Everyone is so quick to blame her cell phone. Did anyone actually look at this? It doesn't look very well marked at all. I don't think it's her fault as much as it is the crew that failed to put up a railing or warning tape.

    May 1, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Car928

    As a dentist, brush your teeth!

    Yet, even for me all these ads on CNN are extremely irritating.

    May 1, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. testicleaze

    So happy its a white person...now i can move on.

    May 1, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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