GoPro falls from plane, lands in pigpen, gets snuffled

A GoPro action sports camera takes a tumble from a skydiver's helmet and ends up landing in a big pig mess.

Pigs checks out camera
The camera gets a good snuffling. Video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET

There have been plenty of videos of GoPro cameras surviving in crazy circumstances, but none of them have a surprise ending quite like this one. Mia Munselle found a camera in the pen where she keeps three pigs. The footage she recovered from it explains how it got there.

The camera fell from an airplane carrying skydivers last summer. Munselle told Crave she didn't discover it until recently due to the simple fact that she doesn't spend much time walking around in the pen. She confirms the camera is a GoPro Hero, either a 1 or a 2.

The camera managed to land from its dizzying descent with the lens pointing upward. One of Munselle's curious pigs took over from there, giving it a thorough check to see if it was edible.

This may sound like a cleverly orchestrated publicity stunt on the part of GoPro, but it's actually a real event that occurred simply by accident.

Tandem master skydiver Clif Jordan with NorCal Skydiving confirms the camera fell from a plane. It had been attached to a jumper's helmet, but it likely wasn't clipped all the way into the mount. When the skydiver stuck his head out the door, the camera fell to its piggy doom.

The video has it all: high-speed, high-flying acrobatics, an improbable landing, and great footage of the interior of a pig's mouth. No wonder it's racking up the views on YouTube.

 

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