Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 1 month ago

# If you assume a diver’s position, can you survive a high fall (1000 ft) into water?

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• 1 month ago

there are many different "diver's position", which one? But using the best, no, the record is about 200 ft, so doubtful if anyone could survive 1000 ft. At that height you are moving at about 120-200 MPH (depends on position, body weight, clothing... )

Although best chance would be a spread eagle position (like skydivers use) to keep your airspeed low until just before you hit the water. Feet first would probably be best. broken bones in your feet is better than broken skull.

PS, once you reach terminal velocity, the height is irrelevant. You can fall from 10000 ft and your velocity is the same as a fall from 1000 ft.

• Anonymous
1 month ago

You might get lucky, the odds are not good.

• 1 month ago

The proper position is feet first as taught by the navy for jumping overboard from a burning ship. You may break both legs and your back then drown or not jump and burn.

Yes, You can survive, maybe in a coma.

• 1 month ago

No. Hitting water at such a high speed would be like hitting cement. The deceleration of your body would be so great that your bones would be smashed.

• Carmen
Lv 4
1 month ago

A wise person sees danger and protects themselves not or swim toward it anything’s possible including dying.

• oubaas
Lv 7
1 month ago

You'll break your bones for sure