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Logan Paul Has Close Shave With Death After Main Parachute Didn’t Open While Skydiving

Logan Paul Has Close Shave With Death After Main Parachute Didn’t Open While Skydiving

YouTuber Logan Paul has had a rocky start to 2018 after his 'Suicide Forest' video was universally criticised by everyone and anyone.

While he was probably hoping that that giant calamity would be January's problem, February certainly doesn't appear to have got off to a good start either.

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The 22-year-old vlogger took to the skies and went through everyone's worst skydiving nightmare: his parachute didn't open.

Plenty of people wouldn't dare set foot on a plane with the intention to jump out for that very reason, but Paul experienced the terror for himself yesterday.

Writing on Twitter, he said: "Here's a photo of my empty pack after I had to cut away my main parachute because it didn't open.

"I can tell you - the feeling of the blue reserve parachute opening and functioning properly was miraculous. This has never happened to another student before at this school. LP lives on."

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His fans rushed to the post to express their relief that he was okay, however others were quick to remind him of that video he made showing a close-up of a suicide victim.

Logan recently opened up to Good Morning America about the irony of people on social media telling him to kill himself for the video he uploaded at the end of 2017.

The footage consisted of him and his buddies wandering through a Japanese forest near Mt Fuji which is a known place for people to suicide in.

The gang came across a suicide victim and it's safe to say they didn't react well - which was the focal point of the criticism he received after uploading the video to YouTube.

He told GMA: "It's been tough, because ironically, I'm being told to commit suicide myself. Millions of people literally, telling me they hate me, to go die in a fire. The most horrible, horrific things."

When Michael Strahan asked whether Paul thought the criticism against him was fair, the YouTuber said: "Ah, that's the thing - I do."

The bloke who used to produce daily vlogs to his channel, which has 16 million subscribers, has only uploaded two videos since the scandal hit.

The first was a video apology after his written one on Twitter was accused of being half-assed and tone deaf, while a second saw the Ohio-born bloke speak to suicide victims to raise awareness and help encourage people to talk to others about their mental health.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Entertainment, Logan Paul, Celebrity, youtuber, skydiving

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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