Offbeat Video

By Luke Kenton

This is the hilarious moment a paraglider beefs his take-off and cow-splats into an unsuspecting heifer.

Captured in mountain ranges of Ebenalp, Switzerland, a thrill seeker is ramping up for his next taste of danger as he prepares to glide down the serene hill side.

Taking a running start, the anonymous adrenaline junkie stutters his way down the make-shift runway, which finds itself littered with barnyard animals.


Picking up some serious speed down the steep slope, suddenly the wind makes a change of direction, sending the man careening towards a collection of cattle.

As an on-looker shouts ‘watch out for the cow’, it’s too late to turn back and the doomed daredevil crashes into the side of the cow’s face, causing it to moo out in anguish.

Watching on during a family hike, Rares Risti, said: “I was enjoying a trek with my family when I saw a big group of people preparing to paraglide.

“As he started running, I thought that it wasn’t a very good place to attempt to take-off from.

“I couldn’t believe it, it almost happened in slow motion.

“It was absolutely hilarious, everyone couldn’t help but burst out laughing.

“Thankfully both the guy and the cow were absolutely fine.”