The Hot Air Balloon That Got Away
This amazing picture shows a man vainly hanging onto the rope of a hot air balloon as he desperately tries to stop it escaping.
Rick Ashby, 54, of Longview, Texas was taking part in a game which involved trying to hit targets on the ground with bean bags when the balloon crashed.
Luckily the balloon's female passenger in the balloon managed to jump to safety but Rick clung on as he desperately tried to hold it down.
When Rick give up and let go, he survived a fall of up to 30 feet. He didn't get away unscathed as the fall broke both of his legs.
More pictures after the jump.
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