Close Call of the Day: Man Nearly Crushed While Deboarding Ferry

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Always wait for the boat to actually stop moving before you get off, or terrible things can happen.

Exhibit A: This guy.

As the ferry nears land, he scurries off the ramp and ends up taking a tumble into the sand.

Fortunately, someone quickly comes to his rescue and pulls him out just before the ramp slams down on his back.

Close Call of the Day: Guy Catches Drone Before it Lands In the Ocean

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Ryan Chatfield was out playing with his drone on Floreat Beach in Australia this week, when its batteries died.

The videographer then sprinted after the expensive toy (he said it cost him over $2000) and managed to catch it before it took a dive in the ocean.

“I thought, ‘That’s it, it’s gone’ but I knew I just had to have a crack at it,” he told The West Australian.

And fortunately he was successful in his rescue attempt and just got a little wet in the process. He also chose the perfect song to edit into the clip using Enya’s “Orinoco Flow (Sail Away).”

We’ve seen lots of consumer drone fails over the past few years, including a guy who saved his DJI Phantom 2 from crashing into a pond at the last second.

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Close Call of the Day: Australian Man Has Seizure While Skydiving

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Christopher Jones was skydiving last November in Australia when he had a seizure in mid-air rendering him unconscious and unable to open his parachute.

Fortunately WA Skydiving Academy instructor Sheldon McFarlane was able make his way over to the man and pull the cord for him. There were also a few automated backups installed which would have triggered eventually, but McFarlane didn’t want to risk it.

The terrifying moment was all captured on video with the instructor’s helmet cam and already has over 4 million views since it was posted to YouTube over the weekend.

Jones always wanted to be a pilot, but this was not possible because of his epilepsy. He had been seizure-free for a number of years, he decided to try skydiving instead.

“I’ve always wanted to have the feeling of flight, so I just thought, considering I can’t fly a plane due to my condition, I thought I’d give it a go,” he said.

Close Call of the Day: Propeller Slices Through Plane During Crash Landing in Canada

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This is the stuff of nightmares, especially if you're already scared of flying.

An Air Canada flight was forced to make a crash landing on Thursday, when one of its tires burst soon after take-off from Calgary.

But as the plane went down, the landing gear collapsed, and its propeller broke off, slicing into the plane and hitting passenger Christina Kurylo in the head.

Fortunately, no one died, and there were only minor injuries.

"I'm really lucky. It could have been a million times worse," said Christina Kurylo. "I could have died, you know, you never know what could have happened."

Kurylo was one of 5 employees from an Alberta-based radio station that were all on board when the incident occurred. And they seem to be taking it all in stride.

Close Call of the Day: A Worker Saves a Classic Mustang Once it Starts Rolling Out of a Shop

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Watching the Dukes of Hazzard finally pays off.

Close Call of the Day: An Intense Crash During a Race That Amazingly Doesn't Claim Any Lives

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This crash occurred on Saturday at the Jolly Rally in Italy's Aosta Valley. Driver Piero Scavone and navigator Diego D'Hérin's car lost control as it came around a corner where spectators sat close to the action. Miraculously no one was injured. What a silly place to sit though...

After a Terrifying Mid-Air Collision, These Skydivers Somehow Make it Out Unscathed

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