Stunning aerial footage shows kayaker’s 110-foot waterfall plunge

Stunning aerial footage shows kayaker’s 110-foot waterfall plunge

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Stunning aerial footage shows kayaker’s 110-foot waterfall plunge

Aerial footage has surfaced showing professional kayaker Adrian Mattern plunging nearly 110 feet from the top of a waterfall in Northwest Territories, Canada.

The drone footage was released this week but Mattern accomplished this feat – and somehow emerged unscathed – at Alexandra Falls on the Hay River on Aug. 10.

Viewers can see Mattern’s slow approach in his blue kayak, and the momentous drop into a turbulent mist at the bottom of the falls. The German paddler not only survives, but emerges upright amid cheers.

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Three days later Mattern posted a photo to Facebook, stating that he had first visited the Alexandra Falls in 2014, and that his 2018 plunge was four years in the planning stages.

Adrian Mattern just before his 110-foot plunge. Photo courtesy of Adrian Mattern

Mattern, who is sponsored by Exo Kayaks wrote:

“I had a great group of close friends I trust my life to. With the given scenario I felt confident, happy and also nervous about the upcoming descent.

“The second I pushed off the shore though, I fully went into the flow-state and nervousness became a calming and positive feeling.

“The descent itself felt like it was a dream and soon I found myself downstream of the falls happy and at peace with myself!”

–Image courtesy of Adrian Mattern

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