Thursday, October 11, 2007

WTF Was He Thinking? Richard Branson Suffers Bump From Jump at the Palms

WTF was he thinking?

From the Las Vegas Review Journal, Norm writes:

British billionaire daredevil Sir Richard Branson suffered a cut hand and bruises during a wind-blown 407-foot plunge at 80 feet per second Wednesday from atop the Palms' Fantasy Tower.

A shaken Branson, founder and chairman of the Virgin Group, limped away to his room within minutes after the jump in 20 mph gusts that nearly postponed the promotional stunt.

"I got a bit bruised on my way down," said Branson, while addressing a crowd of about 50 onlookers and media. He appeared to hit an outcropping about halfway down the 40-floor glass tower.

"He cut his hand and scraped his hip," said Palms owner George Maloof. "He survived it."

Read the rest here: Las Vegas Review Journal, NORM Las Vegas Confidential

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