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World Record Cliff Jump Set by Accident

Norwegian skiier Fred Syversen unintentionally dropped 107 meters (351 feet) off a cliff while attempting a different cliff jump -and survived with hardly a scratch! The jump was nearly a year ago, but video evidence has recently led to measurements that confirm how high the jump really was.
Fred Syversen realized that he missed the correct line. Instead of braking he decided to drop as well as possible. He knew that braking could lead to uncontrolled flying, which could actually kill him. Just before jumping he made a little turn in order to avoid crashing into the rocks on his left side. His position looks well controlled, although (for a moment) he was sure he was going to die.

Syversen's landing buried him in two meters of snow. He was dug out by the helicopter crew and taken to a hospital, where he was found to have suffered only minor liver damage. Link (with video) -via Arbroath

Minor liver damage is more than a scratch, but, wow! This guy thought very logically when he thought he was going to die... that's really admirable.
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I'm interested in what exactly caused the liver damage and to what extent the liver was damaged.

I don't know a lot about jumping or free-falling but what exactly about that activity can cause liver damage?
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I think it would be related to the collision of internal organs upon impact. For instance, when you're in a car wreck, there are three collisions, the cars, the bodies/cars, and the internal organs/bodies.
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