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Florida man Christopher Smalley plunges 60 feet into creek after tree branch breaks

A Tarzan wannabe standing in a tree plunged 60 feet and crashed into a Florida creek when a pair of branches broke, video shows.

Christopher James Sikes Smalley suffered only minor injuries when he crashed into another branch on his way to the popular Crystal Springs in Vernon last month, new footage shows.

Smalley wanted to jump 60 feet into the swimming hole, but the branch he was standing on broke and then the branch he was holding onto above his head also broke as the branches followed him into the creek.

Christopher James Sikes Smalley suffered only minor injuries when he plunged 60 feet into a creek after the tree branch he was standing on broke.

A group of people in a small boat seemed ready to jump in after him before he quickly surfaced.

Smalley reportedly said he normally jumps from a lower branch, but decided to try jumping into the water from a higher point.

“The fall was crazy. When I heard the branch crack, I knew things had gotten serious and I was going to fall,” he told Storyful.

Smalley reportedly said he normally jumps from a lower branch, but decided to try jumping into the water from a higher point.
Although Smalley suffered bruises on his legs and injuries to his feet, he avoided fractures or broken bones.

“It was the first time I had jumped from that height. I always jump from the branch I hit when I fall.”

Although Smalley suffered bruises on his legs and injuries to his feet, he avoided fractures or broken bones.