David Salmon knew he was sliding too fast. And the only thing between him and the ground was a rocky cliff. But his attempt to slow down didn't work, and it made things even worse. Is there a way to reduce the damage? Or would he die a painful death on the rocks? Why should you keep your arms and legs crossed? How did someone survive a 4.5 m (15 ft) fall? And why could relaxing your muscles save your life?
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01:27 Number 3: A painful debut
02:40 Number 2: A rocky descent
04:48 Number 1: A preventable tragedy
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