Acrobatic stunt goes wrong

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

A man in Norway performing acrobatics near the edge of a cliff nearly died after the stand he was swinging on broke.

Richard Henriksen was said to be only "centimeters from death" as he attempted the stunt.

The stand broke, flinging him over the edge of the cliff - 1200 meters above the ground.

One person who witnessed the accident said everyone was certain he had died.

But he managed to open his parachute just seconds before smashing into the ground.