Terrifying video captured the moment a fire department cadet suffered a 19-foot bullet after his zipline cable snapped and sent him tumbling to the street during a voluntary training exercise in Brazil.
In the video, the man, whose name has not been revealed, could be seen with a safety harness around his waist as he received instructions while climbing out of a window of a building in Brasilia, the country’s capital.
The victim stood on the ledge and supported himself by placing his hands on the base of the window.
He began to descend the zip line and other cadets in the background cheered him on before the cable suddenly snapped.
A Brazilian fire department academy cadet suffered multiple injuries last month after a zip line cable broke during an exercise.
A fire department academy student survived a 19-foot fall after the cable on his zip line broke during a drill at a building in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia.
The man fell face-first into the street and remained motionless until the video recording abruptly ended.
The incident occurred on January 27, but the video was first posted on Thursday.
The cadet received medical assistance at the scene from his classmates and was rushed to a local hospital where he was treated for pain in his arm and ribs and a cut on his head, according to Brazilian news outlet G1.
The man never lost consciousness. He has been released from the hospital and is recovering.
A Brazilian fire department cadet received instructions moments before his zipline cable broke while descending to the street below.
The fire department cadet was treated for injuries to his arms and ribs and a cut to his head following the Jan. 24 accident. He is no longer hospitalized
The official Alpha-Resgate school has been closed since the incident as part of the investigation.
‘The course coordinator and all the instructors gave all the support to the student, we did all the first care in the same way! “We called (the fire department) and waited,” the school said in a statement.
‘The coordinator accompanied him to the hospital entrance and to medical assistance. The student is fine, we provide him with all the support he needs.’
The school added that the zip line exercise was not among the requirements.
“Students were informed that anyone who did not wish to participate would not be harmed in the course,” the school said. “The student who suffered the accident did not want to get off, but his classmates motivated him to participate.”