- The man fell around 20ft to the floor during a firefighter course in Brazil
This is the shocking moment a student firefighter fell 20 feet from a zipline after the line snapped.
The man, who has not been named, tumbled from the zipline during a firefighter course in Asa Sul, in Brasilia, Brazil.
In the footage, the man is seen poised on a window ledge on the first floor of a building, ready to make his way down to the pavement using the zipline.
The man, who has not been named, can be seen poised on the ledge of a window on the first floor of a building
The man began his descent on the zipline, which was part of a firefighter course in Brazil
The man releases himself but as he starts his rapid descent, one of the ropes appears to break and he falls around 20 feet onto the pavement below.
He was taken to Base Hospital on January 26 with pain in his left arm, ribs and a cut on his head.
One of the man’s colleagues told local media that he has since been discharged from hospital and is recovering at home.
Suddenly, the wire snapped and the man fell around 20 feet to the ground
He was taken to Base Hospital on January 26 with pain in his left arm, ribs and a cut on his head
The Official Alpha-Resgate school, responsible for the course, which was closed after the accident, told local media that the coordinators and instructors provided first aid to the student.
They said: ‘The course coordinator and all the instructors gave full support to the student, we did all the first care in the same way!
‘We called the firefighters and waited. The coordinator went with him to the hospital entrance and to the medical centre.
‘The student is well and we are giving him all the support he needs.’