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ABQ man hangs from helicopter by knee piercings before jumping off, parachuting down

KOB.com Web Staff
May 23, 2016 10:34 PM

An Albuquerque man spent Friday morning hanging out a mile above Albuquerque before plunging to the desert below. But he wasn't atop Sandia Crest and it wasn't the typical "hang out."

Steve Truitt spent the morning hanging by his knees from helicopter skids via specially-designed pins inserted in the skin just above his kneecaps.

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"We figured worst-case scenario, the hooks would fall out," he said.

But they held, and the professional body modification artist from Albuquerque hung for more than a minute before cutting the cord, free-falling for several seconds, pulling a parachute and floating down to the Rio Puerco.

Truitt says he's already working on a new suspension trick – possibly from a plane or hot air balloon.


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