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Thomas Magill Survives

Thomas Magill Falls 40 Stories, Lands On Car, SURVIVES

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A New York City man who plunged 40 stories from the rooftop of an apartment building has survived after crashing onto a parked car. ...

New York Daily News Makes Epic Photo FAIL

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

When Thomas Magill miraculously survived after falling 40 stories from a New York high-rise, media outlets everywhere were captivated by the 22-year-o...

Falling Man: How a New Yorker Plunges 39 Stories and Survives

Ben Sherwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ben Sherwood

Magill's story may sound like one in a million but it's not especially surprising if you delve into the obscure world of free falling. It turns out that people tumble from great heights all the time and survive.