VIDEO: Basejumper attempts 1200 meter plunge, while swinging on high bars

Posted at 7:10 PM, Oct 14, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-14 19:11:12-04

Eikesdal Cliff, Norway --Here's what you don't want to happen when performing acrobatics near the edge of a cliff. 

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

The stand broke, flinging him over the edge of the cliff – 1,200 meters above the ground. 

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

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