Lonnie Bissonnette

Lonnie Bissonnette

BASE Jumping Full Circle
Jumping from Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho, a little over 10 years ago, a freak accident changed Lonnie Bissonnette’s life forever. Bissonnette, now 50, did a somersault, a trick to celebrate his 1,100th jump, but the parachute had a mind of its own. “The parachute became entangled around my foot, so it never had a chance to fully open. I hit the river below upside down on my neck doing between 70-80 mph.” He became a C3 incomplete quad, and today is able to walk short distances, but usually uses a manual wheelchair.

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