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X-Games Horror: Skateboarder Plunges 50 Feet

8/3/2007 1:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

When Beyonce fell, it was both funny and embarrassing. But when skateboarder Jake Brown tumbled -- it was almost deadly!

At the opening night of the X-Games, the boarder took a terrifying 50-foot free-fall while doing a run, slamming his back onto the ramp -- where he was motionless for nearly five minutes. So heavy.

Still crazier is that despite the terrifying fall -- Brown then walked away from the ramp -- and ended up placing second in the "Big Air" competition! Gnarly!

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theflyprof    

Oh god. That's scary.

2604 days ago
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dude    

Don't know how the hell he walked away from that?

2604 days ago
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Katie    

Wow that is one lucky bastard. That looked hideous.

2604 days ago
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;)    

ya i've seen it 20 times already today

2604 days ago
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heather    

omg. wow. that was terrifying.

2604 days ago
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...either way.    

Then get's screwed out of 1st place by the judges. Thanks Jake for laying your heart on the ramp, literally! Compelling performances don't deserve Silver medals.

2604 days ago
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michelle zetterwall    

i was there sat about 20 ft away from the ramp ...
it was the loudest noice i've heard in a while, i really didn't think that Jake would walk away from that with a broken rib and a compressed disc,
thank god for that


2604 days ago
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sue    

is he ok ? what did he break ?

2604 days ago
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mickey    

omg, that is scary... i hope he is ok, i couldn't even imagine what was going through his head when he was coming down :-(

on a brighter note, i'm glad Kimberly Steward isn't posting anymore- is she permanently gone? If so, I'm a very happy person :-)

2604 days ago
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Ook    

The SHOES, money!!

2604 days ago
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...either way.    

He is OK, for now... Although battered and bruised with several internal injuries. They never should have let him walk away from that!

2604 days ago
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glad Adam's show is defunct    

Must be a really slow day for celebrity news.... did Britney take the day off a gain-? sorry skatboarding should be over on the back of the sportspage.

2604 days ago
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Saw It    

OMG... I was at a bar last night and saw it happen on tv. it was horrible. i thought he was dead the way he hit the ramp. They showed him motionless for a minute or so and then cut to a long commercial break and came back when he was walking off the ramp. SCARY!!!!

2604 days ago
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...either way.    

yeah, cuss celeb news is SO front page!

2604 days ago
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emissionblue    

I watched that last night and instantly thought he was dead. That was a miracle he made that 720 and if he'd not fallen he would of won the gold. But he's got some amazing threshold for pain cause i've seen people with broken ankles balling their eyes out and he looked totally fine, smiling and just limping a bit. Crazy!

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