In a spin: Terrifying moment skydiver has untangle his parachute lines

In a spin: Terrifying moment skydiver has untangle his parachute lines after they get twisted during 13,000ft jump over the Italian countryside

  • Marine engineer Toms Vajeika, 30, was taking part in a skydive with his girlfriend
  • Footage showed veteran-daredevil Mr Vajeika leap confidently out of the plane
  • When the parachute opened he cursed as he realised the lines were tangled

A skydiver untangled his parachute lines while plummeting through the air after they got twisted during a 13,000ft jump over the Italian countryside.

Marine engineer Toms Vajeika, 30, was taking part in a skydive alongside his girlfriend and 25 others over Faro, Italy, on July 11.

Footage showed veteran-daredevil Mr Vajeika leap confidently out of the plane to join the others in the stunt.

Marine engineer Toms Vajeika (pictured), 30, was taking part in a skydive alongside his girlfriend and 25 others over Faro, Italy, on July 11

When the parachute snapped out of its casing he cursed as he realised the lines were completely tangled

As he reached speeds of up to 120mph on his descent he pulled out the parachute to slow down. 

When the parachute snapped out of its casing he cursed as he realised the lines were completely tangled.

While spinning out of control he managed to grab hold of the lines to stop them twisting further. Mr Vajeika then calmly untangled the parachute while falling through the air.

Footage showed veteran-daredevil Mr Vajeika leap confidently out of the plane to join the others in the stunt

Mr Vajeika, from Riga in Latvia, managed to regain control of the parachute in time for a safe landing in a field alongside the rest of the cohort.

Posting the clip to Instagram, he wrote: ‘Sometime it’s good, sometimes it’s s**t!’

The video also showed Mr Vajeika’s girlfriend’s descent, demonstrating what was supposed to happen when the parachute opened up. 

Mr Vajeika, an experienced skydiver, recorded his 200th jump on June 12 and also lists kiteboarding, snowboarding and hockey as hobbies.

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