BASE JUMPER'S PARACHUTE DOESN'T OPEN - BUT HE SURVIVES!!!: A 27-year-old BASE jumper named Christopher Brewer somehow survived a 70 mile per hour, 876-foot jump off a bridge in Fayetteville, West Virginia after his parachute failed to open until the very last second. According to the Associated press, he suffered a fractured pelvis, and injuries to his lungs and his spine.