PERU (CBSLA) – On Friday, 138 daredevils broke the skydiving world record in Chicago and 5 days later a Belgian man jumped off the world’s 5th-tallest free-leaping waterfall in Peru’s Amazon jungle.
Well known BASE jumper Cedric Dumont and his team had to travel four hours, on foot, through the jungle to Gocta Waterfalls in Chachapoyas, Peru, which was an unknown paradise until it was discovered in 2005.
Red Bull, who sponsored the daredevil event, and Dumont studied the weather conditions before jumping off the 2,530-foot cliff.
Dumont had 10 seconds of heart-dropping free fall, reaching speeds up to 125 mph before deploying his parachute.
“It was one of the most intense jumps I’ve ever done,” said Dumont. “And when you start flying and you see this jungle coming up because it like a canyon, and you see it coming closer and closer, and you still have this waterfall on the right side, this is so intense.”
Jhonathan Florez also took the daring leap alongside Dumont to shoot the amazing footage.
They both landed safely at the bottom of the falls. Dumont has completed over 2,000 BASE jumps.