A tourist flying in a helicopter over the East Tennessee Amusement Park survived a fall from the helicopter some 300 feet, with only minor scratches and some brain damage.
So did the man who helped break his fall.
Mark Lonas of Townsend, Tennessee was taking a ride with a helicopter pilot for a view of the Great Smoky Mountains when the door he was peeking through accidentally opened and he fell out.
"I've been afraid of that ever since they changed our flight pattern to going over the water park. They don't wear much down there", stated the pilot.
Lonas mumbled that he barely knew what happened, but apparently his fall knocked Jeff Gardiner off the bungee jump board and Lonas grabbed tight as the bungee held both their weights except their heads hitting pretty hard and both of them fighting each other to hold on.
"That looked like two cats with their tails tied together and thrown over a clothesline", stated one bystander who was immediately arrested for animal cruelty unless he revealed where the cat incident happened.
Meanwhile, the bungee jumper also survived except for some brain damage and some scratches.
They will both get a check-up at the Knoxville Hospital and begin re-learning basic skills.