If somebody who’s lucky exists in a cowl, these folks were truly born inside a life jacket. Please welcome our ranking of the extremely outstanding survivors who had been so close to death they almost heard her breathing. =the top 10=
Vesna Vulovic: The Stewardess Who Survived a terrorist attack at 33,000 feet
On January 26, 1972, a Yugoslav Airlines DC-9 departed from Copenhagen for Belgrade (via Zagreb) with 28 passengers and crew. In an altitude of 33,000 feet, a bomb from the cargo section, planted from the Ustashe Croatian separatist group, exploded. The plane disintegrated and crashed for the mountains. In what must be one of the greatest survival stories in recent history, stewardess Vesna Vulovic survived the 33,000 foot descent on the tail from the plane. She ended up with a fractured skull, two broken legs, and three broken vertebrae - one of which was crushed and left her paralyzed in the waist down.
Roy Sullivan: Struck by Lightning 7 Times
Roy Sullivan would have been a Virginia Forest Ranger who had an incredible attraction to lightning... or rather lightning had a place of interest to him. Over his 36-year career like a ranger, Sullivan was struck by lightning seven times - and survived each jolt, but not unscathed. His seventh strike put him inside the Guinness Book of World Records. His wife have also been struck once, whenever a sudden storm welled up as she and her husband lost hanging wash around the back yard clothesline. On September 28, 1983, Roy Sullivan died when he was 71, reportedly of an self-inflicted gunshot wound over troubles unrelated to lightning.
Truman Duncan: Cut in Two by a Train
Railroad switchman Truman Duncan fell over front of a moving train car. He was swept underneath and cut in two. Despite losing both legs, 50 % of the blood plus a kidney, Duncan called the paramedics on his cellular phone, survived a 45-minute hold off until the ambulance arrived and took him towards the hospital, where he persevered through 23 surgeries. In the time wait he also managed to call his family. To see them he was fine, apparently…
Aron Ralston: Amputated his lower right Arm to Survive the Mountains
On May 2003, while Aron Ralston was on a canyoneering trip in Blue John Canyon (near Moab, Utah), a boulder fell and pinned his right forearm, crushing it. After trying for 10 days to lift and break the boulder, desperation took him to great measures like carving his name, dob and date of death into the boulder, drinking his own urine because of not enough water and videotaping his last goodbyes to his family. Finally, a dehydrated and delirious Ralston made a decision to bow his arm against a chockstone and snap the radius and ulna bones. While using dull blade on his multiuse tool, he cut the soft tissue throughout the break. He then used the tool's pliers to tear with the tougher tendons.
Mauro Prosperi: Survived 9 days within the Sahara Desert
Prosperi, a keen endurance runner, taken part in the 1994 Marathon with the Sands in Morocco. Throughout the distance a sandstorm caused him to reduce his way. After 36 hours he ran beyond food and water. He survived by drinking his or her own urine, eating bats and drinking their blood, in addition to catching occasional snakes. Not desperate to die a long slow death, he experimented with commit suicide from the mosque by slitting his wrists which has a pen knife he had with him. The attempt failed - not enough water had caused Prosperi's blood to thicken and clotted the wound before he died. After nine days alone inside the desert he was found by a nomadic family introduced to an Algerian military camp and after that to a hospital. He was 186 miles off route, and reportedly had lost about 18 kg in weight. =Top=