If somebody who’s lucky exists in a cowl, they will were truly born in the life jacket. Please welcome our ranking of the very most outstanding survivors who were so close to death they almost heard her breathing. =Top=
Vesna Vulovic: The Stewardess Who Survived a terrorist attack at 33,000 feet
On January 26, 1972, a Yugoslav Airlines DC-9 departed from Copenhagen for Belgrade (via Zagreb) with 28 passengers and crew. At an altitude of 33,000 feet, a bomb in the cargo section, planted through the Ustashe Croatian separatist group, exploded. The plane disintegrated and crashed on the mountains. In what should be one of the greatest survival stories in recent history, stewardess Vesna Vulovic survived the 33,000 foot descent located on the tail in the plane. She ended up with a fractured skull, two broken legs, and three broken vertebrae – one of which was crushed and left her paralyzed from the waist down.
Roy Sullivan: Struck by Lightning 7 Times
Roy Sullivan was a Virginia Forest Ranger that had an incredible attraction to lightning… or in other words lightning had a place of interest to him. Over his 36-year career as being a ranger, Sullivan was struck by lightning seven times – and survived each jolt, although not unscathed. His seventh strike put him in the Guinness Book of World Records. His wife was also struck once, whenever a sudden storm welled up as she and her husband were out hanging wash for the back yard clothesline. On September 28, 1983, Roy Sullivan died at 71, reportedly of an self-inflicted gunshot wound over troubles unrelated to lightning.
Truman Duncan: Cut in Two by a Train
Railroad switchman Truman Duncan fell from the front of a moving train car. He was swept underneath and decline in two. Despite losing both legs, 50 % of the blood plus a kidney, Duncan called the paramedics on his cellular phone, survived a 45-minute hold off until the ambulance arrived and took him towards the hospital, where he persevered through 23 surgeries. During the time of wait he also been able to call his family. To see them he was fine, apparently…
Aron Ralston: Amputated his lower right Arm to Survive the Mountains
On May 2003, while Aron Ralston was over a canyoneering trip in Blue John Canyon (near Moab, Utah), a boulder fell and pinned his right forearm, crushing it. After trying for five days to lift and break the boulder, desperation took him to great measures like carving his name, age and date of death into the boulder, drinking his or her own urine because of not enough water and videotaping his last goodbyes to his family. Finally, a dehydrated and delirious Ralston thought we would bow his arm against a chockstone and snap the radius and ulna bones. Using the dull blade on his multiuse tool, he cut the soft tissue across the break. He then used the tool’s pliers to tear on the tougher tendons.
Mauro Prosperi: Survived 9 days within the Sahara Desert
Prosperi, a keen endurance runner, taken part in the 1994 Marathon from the Sands in Morocco. In the middle of the distance a sandstorm caused him to shed his way. After 36 hours he ran away from food and water. He survived by drinking his own urine, eating bats and drinking their blood, along with catching occasional snakes. Not desperate to die a long drawn out death, he attempted to commit suicide in the mosque by slitting his wrists with a pen knife he previously with him. The attempt failed – not enough water had caused Prosperi’s blood to thicken and clotted the wound before he died. After nine days alone within the desert he was discovered by a nomadic family introduced to an Algerian military camp and from there to a hospital. He was 186 miles off route, and reportedly had lost about 18 kg in body mass. =Top=