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BASE Jumpers Survive Plunge Only to Drown in Big Sur Waves

It's a technical, short jump to a small landing spot at the water's edge

(Newser) - Two BASE jumpers swept into the Pacific Ocean after plunging 280 feet from the Bixby Bridge in Big Sur last week are presumed dead. Authorities found a helmet and parachute on the beach on Saturday, reports CBS News , and are piecing together the details of the Jan. 20 jump that... More »

How El Chapo Nearly Escaped: Through the Looking Glass

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman let his henchmen do the fighting

(Newser) - How did notorious Mexican drug boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman nearly evade capture during a raid last week ? By secret tunnel, of course—this time using a doorway tucked behind a mirror in a dressing room, Reuters reports. The news-watching public got full view of the raid and... More »

Dad's Accidental Selfie Video Doesn't Stay in Vegas

It's been viewed 4M times since his son uploaded it to YouTube

(Newser) - Joseph Griffin screwed up big time when it came to recording his dream vacation to Las Vegas, but hey, at least he got a viral video out of his mistake. The Irishman brought his son's GoPro camera stateside so he could film the sights to show his friends and... More »

Cameras Launched Into Space Reveal Footage, 2 Years Later

Footage thought lost was finally recovered on desert floor

(Newser) - Incredible GoPro footage from a camera that fell from the sky two years ago was finally discovered in the desert and recently made its way to the people who recorded it, Fox News reports. The strange story comes out of Tuba City, Arizona, where a group of friends rigged a... More »

Road Rage Assault Caught in Viral Video

Helmet cam appears to show Lee Schismenos punch biker

(Newser) - Motorcyclist Cody Munoz decided to buy a helmet camera after watching video logs from other riders—a purchase he’s not likely to regret. While out for a ride with his girlfriend in Yuma, Ariz., on July 11, he came up behind a bus and changed lines in front of... More »

FAA: Drones Nearly Hit Planes 25 Times in 6 Months

Reports of close calls are surging

(Newser) - Air travelers appear to have a genuine new problem to fret about: small drones. The FAA has logged 25 close calls with planes since June 1, reports the Washington Post . By "close call," it means an instance in which a drone "came within a few seconds or... More »

Helmet Cam Caused Racer's Injuries in Ski Crash: Journo

Michael Schumacher's son reportedly blaming GoPro camera for brain damage

(Newser) - Racing champ Michael Schumacher is still slowly recovering after serious brain damage sustained during a skiing accident last December, and the fingers are once again pointing toward a previously mentioned suspect to blame for his injuries: the camera mounted on his ski helmet. French journalist Jean-Louis Moncet claims that he... More »

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