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A student from the military parachuting course suffers an accident while making one of his jumps Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023. His parachute did not open and he fell from a hight. (CEN)

These heart-stopping images show the moment an army sergeant plummets 5,000 feet to the ground after his parachute fails to open with him miraculously surviving the fall and living to tell the tale.

The first piece of footage shows the soldier plummeting to the ground at speed after his parachute failed to catch the wind and deploy properly during the incident in the municipality of Nilo, Cundinamarca, on the morning of Tuesday, 10th October.

The second video shows other soldiers watching the scene and clapping their hands to their heads while swearing loudly as their colleague disappears behind a treeline. It is speculated he may have landed in tree branches.

The Colombian National Army soldier has been named as Second Sergeant Jose Neftali Torres Perez, of Instruction and Training Battalion No. 4.

He reportedly jumped from a helicopter at a height of 1,500 metres (5,000 feet) when his parachute did not fully open.

A student from the military parachuting course suffers an accident while making one of his jumps Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023. His parachute did not open and he fell from a hight. (CEN)

This caused him to fall to the ground at high speed during the parachuting training drill, which was being held at the Tolemaida military base.

His colleagues rushed to his aid and he was taken to the Tolemaida military hospital, where doctors said he had suffered from a broken foot and bruising to his body.

The Colombian army expressed its solidarity with Sergeant Torres Perez and said that it was investigating the circumstances of the incident.

The Tolemaida base is reportedly the main training base for the Colombian special forces, with parachute jumps carried out both day and night to train soldiers to carry out airborne operations.

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