Splash down! Moment adrenaline junkie base jumper leaps off 236ft Brazilian bridge from the roof of a moving car
- Gabriel Amorim Reis jumped from the 8-mile-long Rio Niterói Bridge in Brazil
- He filmed himself as he performed the daring base jump from a moving car
- Reis had to watch out for lamp posts as he chose the safest moment to leap
- He was picked up moments later by a speed boat which was waiting for him
This is the jaw-dropping moment a base jumper leaped off the roof of a car travelling across a bridge in Brazil to parachute into the bay below.
Gabriel Amorim Reis was filmed on a 360-degree action camera as he clambered on top of the moving car on the Rio Niterói Bridge, which is 236ft tall at its highest point.
The adrenaline junkie had to judge perfectly the moment he leapt from the car as every hundred yards there was a street light pole on the 8.25-mile-long structure.
Gabriel Amorim Reis clambered out from a Mitsubishi SUV with a friend while crossing the Rio Niterói Bridge over Guanabara Bay in Brazil
Footage shows Reis and his friend, who is filming, holding onto the roof rack of the Mitsubishi SUV before they stand on the moving vehicle.
He waits for the right moment to leap from the bridge, making sure to avoid smashing into the lamp posts.
Once airborne, Reis holds off for a moment until he is clear of the bridge before releasing his parachute to slow his descent into the waters of Guanabara Bay, south-east Brazil.
After passing a lamp post Gabriel Amorim Reis leapt from the moving car and over the edge of the bridge
As soon as Gabriel Amorim Reis leaped from the bridge he released his parachute for his trip to the river
The daredevil narrowly misses a jet ski waiting to pick up him and his friend who completed the jump from the bridge, the longest in the Southern Hemisphere, in January 2021.
The footage has gone viral, with more than 5,490 likes, after Reis re-shared it on Instagram to mark a year after the leap from the bridge in Rio de Janeiro state.
A compilation of his leaps which featured the bridge jump has attracted more than 242,000 views.
Viewers of his videos, which also include wingsuit flights and paragliding stunts seem divided on whether he is brave or ‘crazy’ but he has more than 35,000 followers.
The daredevil narrowly misses a jet ski waiting to pick up him and his friend who completed the jump from the bridge, the longest in the Southern Hemisphere, in January 2021
The footage has gone viral, with more than 5,490 likes, after Reis re-shared it on Instagram to mark a year after the leap from the bridge in Rio de Janeiro state